Over 100 ‘outstanding’ young Cubans sent to Russia for high-intensity hypersonic brainwashing

Fine young Caribbean communists on their way to Russia (Hey, why are there so few Afro-Cubans?)

From our Bureau of High-Intensity Hypersonic Brainwashing, with some assistance from our very busy Russification of Kuba Bureau

As in days of yore, when the Soviet Union still existed, Castro, Inc. will be sending some of its most promising youngsters for high-intensity brainwashing in Russia. These lucky budding communists will be attending Grand Putinia’s World Festival of Youth, between March 1 and 7 in the relatively warm Olympic city of Sochi. Topics to be drilled into their impressionable maturing brains include . . . (Curious? See the amazing list below):

1. defending multipolarity; 2. defending the Palestinian cause; 3. defending the the right to quality free education and health; 4 defending the interests of their government in Russia; 5. promoting the unity of the progressive youth of the planet; 6. promoting the construction of a fairer, more democratic, and equitable world; 7. reaffirming the principles of the Cuban Revolution; 8 denouncing the inclusion of Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism; 9. denouncing the media and subversive war being waged against Cuba with federal funds from the US; and, last but not least, 10. defending the just causes of humanity.

Loosely translated from Diario de Cuba

The Cuban government will send more than 100 young people to Russia to represent their interests at the World Festival of Youth, to be held between March 1 and 7 in the city of Sochi.

Those young people will bring to the event “the unchanging decision to defend multipolarity,” said Roberto Morales Ojeda, the Secretary of Organization of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), during the flag-raising ceremony of the Cuban delegation.

Morales pointed out that the representation of the island is composed of “outstanding young people” from social sectors such as agriculture, health, science, education, culture, or sports.

The high-ranking official of the regime added that the group “travels accompanied by the unchanging decision of the Cuban people to promote peace and solidarity, and to defend the just causes of humanity.” In addition, Morales considers it appropriate for the “outstanding young people” to defend the interests of their government in Russia, by “denouncing the inclusion of Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, and the media and subversive war being waged against the island, with federal funds from the US.”

Morales emphasized that the main objective of the meeting is to “promote the unity of the progressive youth of the planet (…) fundamental in the construction of a fairer, more democratic, and equitable world.”

The event will be attended by 20,000 young people from more than 180 countries from America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Oceania, said the head of the Department of International Relations of the Union of Communist Youth of Cuba (UJC), Mirthia Julia Brossard.

This official added that the Cubans will go “with the commitment to be a strong and energetic voice in favor of the Palestinian cause, and to reaffirm the principles of the Revolution.”

The agenda of the World Festival of Youth includes scientific, educational, cultural, sports, and debate activities. For the first time in the history of the event, teenagers aged 14 to 17 will participate (500 from Russia and 500 from other countries).

Havana usually uses this meeting to promote its government interests. In the 2017 edition, for example, the then president of the UJC, Susely Morfa, said she was attending the Festival “with the firm purpose of exposing and defending the Cuban socialist project.”

Morfa, famous for her hysterical attack on independent civil society at the Summit of the Americas in Panama in 2015, added at that time: “We will unite our voices with those of thousands of young people from around the world, to defend the right to quality free education and health.”

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