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  RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: C :: CPSU
The Communist Party of the Soviet Union arose from the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party (RSDWP).
In 1918, when the Bolsheviks became the ruling party of Russia, they changed their organisation's name to the All-Russian Communist Party; it was renamed the All-Union Communist Party in 1925 after the founding of the USSR and finally to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1952.
Constitutionally, the Soviet government and the CPSU were separate bodies, but virtually all high government officials were party members, and it was this system of interlocking dual membership in party and governmental bodies that enabled the CPSU to both make policy and see that it was enforced by the government.
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  Communist party, in Russia and the Soviet Union. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Communist party, in Russia and the Soviet Union.
The party (from 1925 the All-Union Communist party), was strongly urban.
The Communist Party of Russia, the largest and most well-financed of the new parties, won the largest bloc of seats in the 1995 parliamentary elections, and in the first round of the 1996 Russian presidential election, Communist candidate Gennady Zyuganov received almost as many votes as Yeltsin.
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 sociology - Soviet Union
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
In contrast to the revolutionary spirit that accompanied the birth of the Soviet Union, the prevailing mood of the Soviet leadership at the time of Brezhnev's death in 1982 was one of aversion to change.
The Soviet Union occupied the eastern portion of European continent and northern portion of Asian continent.
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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Communist Party of the Soviet Union
EKP was divided in 1990, as the pro-sovereignty majority faction of EKP separated itself from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and became the Estonian Democratic Labour Party.
The Communist Party of Moldova (Partidul Comunist al Moldovei, PCM) was the republic-level chapter of the CPSU in the Moldavian SSR from 1940 to 1991.
After the Communist party was legalised again by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova on 7 September 1993, the PCM was reborn as the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova, which has governed Moldova since 2001.
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 Encyclopedia: Communist Party of the Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This was both an attempt to "proletarianize" the party and an attempt by Stalin to strengthen his base by outnumbering the Old Bolsheviks and reducing their influence in the party.
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
In contrast to the revolutionary spirit that accompanied the birth of the Soviet Union, the prevailing mood of the Soviet leadership at the time of Brezhnev's death in 1982 was one of aversion to change.
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 Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The USSR was born and expanded as a union of Soviet republics formed within the territory of the Russian Empire abolished by the Russian Revolution of 1917 followed by the Russian Civil War of 1918–1921.
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian (colloquially known as Bolshevist Russia), Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
The Soviet Union occupied the eastern portion of the European continent and the northern portion of the Asian continent.
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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Conservapedia
Soviet ambitions in China as early as 1921 were to transform all northern China — Sinkiang, Mongolia and Manchuria — into outright Russian dependencies and to convert what remained of China into a Communist satellite.
As a matter of fact, not one protest was sent by the Department of State against the Soviet Union despite her absorption of Sinkiang and Outer Mongolia, while at the same time, Japan was censured for stationing troops in China.
The Soviet Union eventually imploded after a series of economic and political reforms known as Glasnost and perestroika introduced by the last Chairman of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), Mikhail Gorbachov, in the 1980s.
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 The Epoch Times | Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party
The demise of the Chinese Communist Party is only a matter of time.
On the Tyranny of the Chinese Communist Party
The Communist Party is essentially an evil cult that harms mankind.
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 Marxists Internet Archive Library, Complete Index of Writers
Expelled from the Communist Party for "right-wing deviation" in 1928 as main theorist for the Brandlerites.
Founder of Communist Party and in 1935 of the POUM in Spain.
Soviets in Bavaria, Soviets in Hungary, the Internationale sung by two-thirds of Europe.
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 Communist Party of the Soviet Union - Conservapedia
The Communist Party of the Soviet Union was the only "official" party of the Soviet Union started in January 1912 by Lenin, and led the October Revolution of 1917.
The party was dissolved in 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed.
Communist Parties still exist in Russia, including the modern Communist Party of the Russian Federation and Communist Workers Party of Russia although in elections these parties have won only 51 seats in the Parliamentary elections.
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 Modern History Sourcebook: Stalin's Purges, 1935
The Party saw that the hollow speeches of these gentry were in reality meant for their supporters outside the congress, to serve as a lesson to them in duplicity, and a call to them not to lay down their arms.
However, the Party did not yet know or suspect that while these gentry were making their cloying speeches at the congress they were hatching a villainous plot against the life of S. Kirov.
The main lesson which the Party organizations had to draw from the trials of the persons implicated in the foul murder of S. Kirov was that they must put an end to their own political blindness and political heedlessness, and must increase their vigilance and the vigilance of all Party members....
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 Soviet Union - Gurupedia
Russia was by far the largest Republic in the Soviet Union, dominating in nearly all respects: land area, population, economics, and political influence.
After the death of the Soviet Union's revolutionary founding figure VI Lenin (1924), Joseph Stalin finally emerged as uncontested leader, defeating Leon Trotsky and ultimately having him exiled from the Soviet Union in 1929.
The disintegration of Communist allies in Eastern Europe heralded the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
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 General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (First Secretary in 1953-1966) was the title synonymous with leader of the Soviet Union after Lenin's death in 1924.
However, the access to and authority over the party bureaucracy which accrued to the position allowed Stalin to increase his power during Lenin's illness and particularly after his death.
Once Stalin came to dominate the Politburo, the position of General Secretary became synonymous with that of party leader and de facto ruler of the USSR.
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Organizer of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and founder of the Soviet state, he continued the revolutionary teaching of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
On 10th (23rd) October at a session of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party a resolution put forward by Lenin regarding armed uprising was passed.
On 11th March 1918, together with the Party Central Committee and the Soviet Government, Lenin moved to Moscow, which then became the capital of the Soviet state.
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 Soviet Union (former) Military Policy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, ...
Military-political policy took into account the economic, social, scientific, and specifically military capabilities of the Soviet state and was used by the party to determine the optimal directions for structuring the armed forces and for strengthening the economic-technical base of the state's defense.
Soviet spokesmen nevertheless stressed the continuity and consistency of the party's military policy and of the military-political course of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet military-industrial complex was run according to the military-technical component of the party's military policy, which determined the cycles of military modernization.
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 Communist party, in Russia and the Soviet Union
Communist party, in Russia and the Soviet Union: Under Stalin - Under Stalin After the death of Lenin (1924) dissident elements in the party were silenced as...
Communist party, in Russia and the Soviet Union: Dissolution and Revival - Dissolution and Revival After Brezhnev's death (1982) and those of two short-lived successors,...
Communist party, in Russia and the Soviet Union: Seizure of Power - Seizure of Power When the Russian Revolution began in Mar., 1917, the Bolsheviks were unprepared,...
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 Communism Defined - Political Terminology Analysis
Communism, or communist society is the name of the social formation, which, according to Marxism is a classless society in which all property is owned by the community as a whole and where all people enjoy equal social and economic status.
The ruling Communist parties of China, Vietnam, and Laos argue that a planned economy is not synonymous to socialism, thus maintaining their rationale for Communist Party-rule.
So the word communist applies to three things: individuals who are members of communist parties or who desire a communist society in the future, political parties which have a goal of reaching communism, and a theoretical future society where there is no government, only communism.
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 Reject the Revisionist Thesis of the XX Congress
The cause for which the communists and proletarians of the whole world have fought heroically, risking their very lives, the cause of socialism and of communism, is facing a great danger, is passing through one of the most difficult periods of its history.
Communist Party of Irak suffered a real tragedy, when, having succumbed to pressures from the Khrushchev group, it lost its vigilance, and as a consequence, received a heavy blow from the reactionaries and the cause of the revolution in Irak suffered a big defeat.
Standing by you are the Marxist-Leninists, the communist and workers' parties, all the revolutionary communists, all the proletariat and peoples of the world, who comprise a much greater force than the allies you used to have in your battles against the class enemy, the enemies of the Soviet Union in the days gone by.
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 Communist party, in Russia and the Soviet Union
Russians rockin' the art world; free from the Communist confines of the former Soviet Union and no longer isolated from the world's ever-growing, ever-evolving arts scene, artists in Russia are capturing the art world's attention and imagination.
The Communist Parties of Russia and Ukraine on the Eve of the 1999 Elections.
The deathblow to Soviet communism: scholars say that the 1956 revolt by Hungarian freedom fighters against the Soviet Union was the seminal event in the fall of that communist empire.
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 The Epoch Times | Epoch Times Commentaries on the Communist Party - Part 1
The next year after the October Revolution in 1917, the “All Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik)” (later to be known as the “Communist Party of the Soviet Union”) was born.
From the central government to the village committees in rural areas, the municipal officials are always ranked lower than the communist cadres, so the municipal governments have to follow instructions from the communist party committees of the same level.
The basic tenet of the Communist Party is to take away all private property so as to eliminate the “exploitative class.” Private property is the basis of all social rights, and often carries national culture.
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 The 19th All-Union Conference of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: A Milestone in the Development of Perestroika ...
The convocation of an All-Union Party Conference, including the agenda proposed by Gorbachev, was approved by the CPSU Central Committee on June 26, 1987 at its regular plenary meeting.
In the case of the Communist Parties of the Ukraine, Belorussia, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhastan, delegates were to be elected at plenary meetings of the oblast party committees.
Delegates representing units of the Soviet army, navy, internal and border troops, likewise were to be elected at plenums of the central committees, territorial and regional party committees, together with the other delegates.
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We invite all honest, socialistically- and patriotically-oriented members of the CPSU, members of the Central Committee and the CC CPSU, party organizations at all levels, and the communist parties of all union republics to request the convening of a special meeting of the CPSU, to raise the question of:
The dismissal of M.S. Gorbachev and his more zealous associates, who were involved in the unleashing of a bourgeois counterrevolution in the Soviet Union, from all elected party posts and about their exclusion from the ranks of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The All-Union Society "UNITY" recommends that all members of the organization develop propaganda campaigns for this resolution at the local level, firstly, by means of conducting open party, trade-union and similar meetings, to achieve the concurrence of CPSU party organizations.
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 Nikita S. Khrushchev: Crimes of the Stalin Era
It was for this reason that the party led an inexorable ideological fight and explained to all party members and to the non-party masses the harm and the danger of the anti-Leninist proposals of the Trotskyite opposition and the rightist opportunists.
Pointing to the great responsibility of the Bolshevik party, as ruling party of the Soviet state, Lenin called for the most meticulous observance of all norms of party life; he called for the realization of the principles of collegiality in the direction of the party and the state.
Many thousands of honest and innocent Communists have died as a result of this monstrous falsification of such "cases," as a result of the fact that all kinds of slanderous "confessions" were accepted, and as a result of the practice of forcing accusations against oneself and others.
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Thus, the task of Sovietization of the future territories of the USSR was formulated prior to the invasion of the Polish territory by the Soviet Army.
The highest party body approved the decision of 28 May 1940 of the Council of People’s Commissars and the CPSU’s Central Committee concerning the measures of economic recovery for the new regions of the Karelian-Finnish SSR and the Leningrad region.
On 14 August, the Moldavian regional organisation of the Ukrainian Communist Party was reorganised into the Communist Party of Moldavia, with Borodin as the first secretary of the Politburo of the Central Committee and Konstantinova as the head of the government of the Moldavian SSR.
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