Lenin in Gorki - painting by Dmitry Nalbandyan (1906-1993), People's Artist of the USSR
- Daily LIFT #62
On December 22, the final day of the Congress, a mass rally, the "Congress of the People", was held at the Jose Marti Revolutionary Square in Havana. Attending the meeting were more than a million people. What an extraordinary achievement, since the total population of Cuba is only 9 million. This demonstrated in all its brilliant colours the great revolutionary enthusiasm of the people of Cuba. All around the square the facades of the surrounding buildings were displayed the emblem of the 1st Congress and portraits of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Marti, Maceo, Gomez, Beline, Mella, Camillo and Che.We also look forward to the day the final words of the Congress' own report become true: "Capitalism has no future. The future belongs entirely to Socialism."
As Fidel approached the podium, the vast crowd burst into great shouts of "Fidel", "Fidel", "Fidel hit the Yankees hard".