October 28

1924

Inprekorr Magazine published the article “Condemned Colonialism” by Nguyen Ai Quoc (an alias of President Ho Chi Minh during his revolutionary activities from 1920 to 1940). The article accused colonialists of committing crimes against African peoples. “These are robbing regimes, abominated killers who have been pushing this continent to a mournful status”, the author wrote.

1939 

The file photo shows President Ho Chi Minh reading memorial steles on which names of Doctor Laureates from 1142 to 1778 were engraved inside the Temple of Literature, Hanoi.

After leaving the USSR for Guizhou, China, with the new alias Ho Quang, Nguyen Ai Quoc worked in an office of the Communist Party of China.

1945

President Ho Chi Minh sent a letter to Chiang Kai-shek, protesting the use of Japanese troops commanded by British-Indian armies in the north and by the French army in the south to repress the national liberation movement in Indochina.

The President issued demands in the letter.

“Firstly, the Chiang Kai-shek government must promulgate an order to end the repression on a nation who is fighting for their legitimate rights regulated in the Atlantic Charter and San Francisco Charter. Secondly, his government must recognize the comprehensive independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam”.

1946

The President attended the opening of the 2nd session of the First National Assembly. Member of the NA Lam Quang Thu wrote in his memoir that NA member Nguyen Van Tao from the south said: “The red flag with yellow star will surely be hoisted in the south of the country because southern people are united, ready to trust in the Nation’s aged Father (President Ho Chi Minh). When Mr. Nguyen Van Tao stepped down from the rostrum, President Ho Chi Minh shook hands with him and warmly embraced him. Tears were seen on the President’s cheeks and in the eyes of members of the NA”.

1957

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the October Socialist Revolution, President Ho Chi Minh finished a small book introducing the Great USSR. He said in the book: “In conclusion, the results and influence of the October Socialist Revolution have been great since its success. No power can prevent the Sun from rising. No power can prevent human kind’s history from moving forward. And no power can prevent socialism from developing.”

1958

Attending the Politburo conference on finance, prices and state trading system, the President said: “We are not allowed to underestimate price policy and price stability. We must strengthen the fight against corruption and wastefulness. Financial policies must be based on budget capital, may not be casually planned, and must focus on saving.”

1963

The President warmly welcomed a delegation of the Southern Vietnam Liberation Labor Union who was taking part in the seventh session of the Second NA.

1967

President Ho Chi Minh wrote an article entitled “The Great October Revolution opens liberation for nations” in the USSR’s Pravda Newspaper, analyzing historical lessons that the Vietnamese Revolution has adapted.

By Duong Trung Quoc* and his assistants
The author is a historian and member of the National Assembly

Translated by Viet Khoa

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