The 2022 Lenin Award
Welcome to participate in the 2022 award ceremony for the Lenin Award and the Robespierre Prize and the subsequent festivities! The awards will be given out by Lasse Diding at Varberg Theatre on Saturday 5 November at 13:00. There’s free entrance to the award ceremony and everyone is welcome!
Speech to Carl-Göran Ekerwald by 2021 Lenin Award laureate Nina Björk. Music by Maria Stellas with Jonsereds Proggorkester led by Bosse Stenholm. See the full program below.
It is now possible to book Your stay at Hotell Gästis or Hotell Havanna as well as Your participation in the party at Gästis Kafé & Matsalar. You will find rates and booking information further down on this page.
THE LENIN AWARD REGAINS THE NAME JAN MYRDAL’S BIG PRIZE
From this year onwards, the Lenin Award will regain its original name Jan Myrdal’s big prize – the Lenin Award. Shortly before his death in October 2020, Jan Myrdal agreed with Lasse Diding that in the future the Lenin Award would once again bear his name, and in accordance with this, the Lenin Award will thus become Jan Myrdal’s big prize – the Lenin Award this year.
AN EXTRA LENIN AWARD TO THE WAR VICTIMS IN UKRAINE AND YEMEN
An extra Lenin Award of 50,000 SEK will be awarded this year and distributed equally between the war victims in Ukraine and Yemen. One of Lenin’s greatest and most decisive historical contributions was his uncompromising opposition to Russia’s continued participation in the First World War, which he saw as an imperialist war of redistribution in which soldiers and war victims had to pay for the masters’ rival struggle for territories, markets, and world domination. In a similar way, wars are waged today between great powers without regard to the interests of the people. Russia’s attack on Ukraine has been preceded by vicious attacks against not only Lenin’s peace policy in general, but in the Putin worldview, Lenin has been repeatedly attacked in particular for his equally uncompromising support for the Ukrainian nation, culture, and language. At the same time, an even bigger and more extensive war- and refugee disaster is going on in Yemen, a war that could be ended at any time if the USA, NATO, and the Western countries had seriously demanded this. These wars show the total hypocrisy and lack of interest in the suffering of the peoples of both the US and Russia and make it especially important this year to oppose these wars in every way and support their many victims.
13.00 Award ceremony at Varberg Theatre with Lasse Diding as master of ceremonies. 2021 Lenin Award laureate Nina Björk will give a speech to Carl-Göran Ekerwald. Music by Maria Stellas with Jonsereds Proggorkester led by Bosse Stenholm.
15.15 A meeting for the Jan Myrdal Society at Varberg Theatre.
17.15 Hotel guests can visit the Lenin Spa or Havanna Bath & Spa and open house for everybody in the Jan Myrdal library at Snidaregatan 20.
19.00 Party, dinner and music entertainment at Gästis Kafé & Matsalar.
Room rates and booking, Hotell Gästis and Hotell Havanna
Saturday: Single room 1095 SEK + party 395 SEK, in double room 795 SEK pp + party 395 SEK pp.
Friday: Single room 1095 SEK, in double room 795 SEK pp.
Sunday: Single room 945 SEK, in double room 645 SEK pp.
Room rates include: Overnight stay, breakfast and admittance to the Lenin Spa or Havanna Bath & Spa.
Saturday’s party at Gästis Kafé & Matsalar includes a main course, cheese platter and cake buffet as well as music entertainment by Maria Stellas with Jonsereds Proggorkester led by Bosse Stenholm.
NOTE! You must call Hotell Gästis +4634018050 or Hotell Havanna +4634010050 and book your stay. Explain that you’re going to the Lenin Award party! (Cannot be booked through the hotel’s websites or other booking sites online.)
Room reservations can be cancelled no later than 3 days before arrival. Cancellation after that means full charge.
Lenin Award party only
A limited number of tickets for the party only for SEK 395 can be bought at Tickster.
Buy your ticket for the party only at Tickster here!
NOTE. If you have a room reservation at Hotell Gästis or Hotell Havanna, you do not need to buy a ticket.