The meeting of the President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega with the Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Dmitry Novikov took place in Managua. The meeting was attended by Russian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Alexander Khokholikov, who conveyed to Daniel Ortega the official congratulations of Russian President Vladimir Putin on his victory in the national elections.
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The visit of Dmitry Novikov, First Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, to Nicaragua lasted from November 6 to 10. As an international observer, he took part in the international accompaniment of the general elections held in the country on November 7.
On November 10, in the evening in Managua, a meeting took place, during which Dmitry Novikov presented Daniel Ortega with the Lenin Prize of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. The current tradition of awarding the prize was born in 2017, when the Communist Party of the Russian Federation was preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.
The resolution of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation “On awarding the Lenin Prize of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in 2021” was adopted on April 19. As in previous years, it was awarded to five nominees. Among them – the Chairman of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, President of the Republic of Nicaragua Jose Daniel Ortega Saavedra. As noted in the Resolution, the Lenin Prize was awarded to the Nicaraguan leader: “For his great personal contribution to enriching the practice of the world left movement, expanding the political and social experience of the struggle for national sovereignty, social progress, democracy and socialism, for strengthening friendship and cooperation between the peoples of Nicaragua and Russia “.
Daniel Ortega asked Dmitry Novikov to convey the words of gratitude for the award of the Lenin Prize to the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov and all comrades from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. He spoke especially about the importance of the figure of Vladimir Lenin in world history and stressed that his ideas were at the heart of both the Russian and Nicaraguan revolutions.
The presentation of the prize was accompanied by an exchange of views on a wide range of issues with the participation of Russian Ambassador Alexander Khokholikov. During the conversation, Dmitry Novikov highly appreciated the organization of the electoral process, the peak of which was voting day on November 7, 2021. Comandante Ortega thanked the Russian representatives for their congratulations on the outcome of the national elections. Expressing gratitude for the solidarity and support, the Nicaraguan leader reaffirmed his country’s readiness to develop multifaceted cooperation with Russia.