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Prifysgol Gomiwnyddol Cymru 2004 Communist University of Wales 2004
The importance of democracy was further underlined by the revelation, at the 20th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party in 1956, of many crimes and injustices committed during the Stalin era.
Party Rule 15(b) states that members have the duty "to read the Morning Star and to help in every way the circulation of the paper." This is our number one priority, as increased circulation is crucial in the battle of ideas and in organising resistance to attacks on living standards, jobs and democratic rights.
welshcommunists.co.uk   (2791 words)

 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
The Communist Party of the Soviet Union was the name used by the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party following the Russian Revolution.
The party had split into two factions, the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks, primarily over the issue of party membership.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the organization became known as the Communist Party of the Russian Federation[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/cp/CPSU.html   (186 words)

 Communist party, in Russia and the Soviet Union — Infoplease.com
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: Seizure of Power - Seizure of Power When the Russian Revolution began in Mar., 1917, the Bolsheviks were unprepared,...
The Communist Parties of Russia and Ukraine on the Eve of the 1999 Elections.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0813072.html   (379 words)

 CNN Cold War - Documents: Soviet meeting on Hungary
Following are notes from a meeting of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee six days before Soviet tanks entered Budapest to stop the uprising in Hungary.
It is agreed: The fraternal parties should appeal to the Hungarians.
The influence of the party on the masses is weak.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/07/documents/cpsu   (1673 words)

 Communist Party of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian adherents to the CPSU tradition, particularly as it existed before Gorbachev, reorganised themselves as the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.
In other republics, communists established the Armenian Communist Party, Communist Party of Azerbaijan, Party of Communists of Kyrgyzstan, Communist Party of Ukraine, Party of Communists of Belarus, Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova, Communist Party of Kazakhstan and the Communist Party of Tajikistan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soviet_Communist_Party   (1447 words)

 "The Real Question…Europe’s Security" IV. The Durability of Détente
Congress of the Soviet Communist party in 1966.
Quoting an April document adopted by the Soviet Communist party Central Committee, the Supreme Soviet Presidium and the Council of Ministers, he told Americans that Moscow’s objective was to make the détente "permanent" and "irreversible".
One theory of how Soviet political influence might be exerted stems from the Soviet emphasis in recent years on agreements with individual Western countries — and, now, at the 35-nation Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe — on broad general principles of behaviour.
www.aliciapatterson.org /APF001972/Kleiman/Kleiman07/Kleiman07.html   (1847 words)

 The Epoch Times | Truly Obtaining Freedom from the Soviet Communist Party
The history of the cruel and deceitful communist regime in Russia was a long one—over 70 years.
When Stalin, the notorious tyrant, died in 1953, people deceived by communist propaganda cried in grief upon hearing the news—they had lived with the lies and fear for so long that they could not imagine themselves without him.
My father joined the Communist Party in the 1980’s, as it was a necessity for his career.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/5-3-22/27218.html   (375 words)

 The Epoch Times | Twenty Years Later: Is the Party Over for Communism?
It also witnessed the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan, the elections of democratic governments in Eastern Europe, the reunion of a divided Germany, the withering of the Warsaw Pact, and finally, the demise of the USSR.
The best example is the current wave of Chinese withdrawing from the Party that was prompted by an editorial series on the history and nature of the Chinese Communist Party published by The Epoch Times on November 18.
The difference in China, of course, is that the discussion is clandestine and the Chinese Communist Party is fighting bitterly to stop the spread of the series.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/5-3-10/26931.html   (794 words)

 Soviet Russia in the Contemporary World
In the politics of the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1989, the fortunes of the party and those of the government were inseparably intertwined.
The problem of the Communist Party in the post-revolutionary era was addressed by the Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci, imprisoned in the 1920s by Mussolini and his fascists.
Gramsci argued that the Communist party as the rearguard of the revolution must be one of intellectual vision as well as one of action.
www.uvm.edu /~hst19/Online_Reading/Lecture_08.htm   (4750 words)

 The Role of Active Measures in Soviet Foreign Policy
In the Soviet analysis of international affairs, the various strands of international relations were divided into three categories: party-to-party, state-to-state, and people-to-people relations, a hierarchy in which party-to-party relations signified the highest degree of cooperation and understanding.
The Communists must exert every effort to direct the working-class movement and social development in general along the straightest and shortest road to the victory of Soviet power and the dictatorship of the proletariat on a world scale.
A third aspect of Soviet totalitarian politics that set the tone for the Soviet approach to international affairs is that the CPSU ruling elite sought to achieve its goals both domestically and internationally by any and all means at its disposal, including the use of lies, deception, terrorism, and aggressive force.
intellit.muskingum.edu /russia_folder/pcw_era/sect_01.htm   (1244 words)

 Soviet and American Communist Parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Soviet Communist party evolved from the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party's Bolshevik wing formed by Vladimir Lenin in 1903.
Each national party was required to adhere to the Leninist principle of subordinating members and organizations unconditionally to the decisions of higher authorities.
The American party, a significant although never major political force in the United States, became further demoralized when Boris Yeltsin outlawed the Communist party in Russia in August 1991 and opened up the archives, revealing the continued financial as well as ideological dependency of the American Communists on the Soviet party up until its dissolution.
www.ibiblio.org /expo/soviet.exhibit/party.html   (417 words)

 Keesing's Worldwide Online - Hot Topics: Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gorbachev resigned on Aug. 24 as the general secretary of the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union), a post which only two days earlier he had appeared unwilling to renounce; the party's activities were suspended and its central committee dissolved.
The truth is that the party leadership, in contradiction to its own declarations, is ridding itself of the democratic wing of the party and is preparing for social revenge and for a party and state coup."
It was officially announced on Nov. 11, 1982, that Mr Leonid Brezhnev, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party (CPSU), a Soviet Marshal and Supreme Commander of the Soviet Armed Forces, and the President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (i.
www.keesings.com /hot_topics/ussr   (1104 words)

 Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich (1894-1971), Soviet Communist leader, who was first secretary of the Soviet Communist party from 1953 to 1964 and premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1958 to 1964.
He attended a Communist party high school in 1921 and was active as a party organizer until 1929.
In 1938 he was transferred to the Ukraine as first secretary of the Ukrainian party organization and made a provisional member of the party Politburo; he became a full member in 1939 and was also appointed to the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.
members.aol.com /kwiersma/khrushchev.html   (898 words)

 The "Great Purges" Reconsidered by J. Arch Getty
The new Party leaders thus elected were, on the whole, both younger, and closer to the working class in that they had more recently been workers, than the older generation of Party leaders.
The Communist Party, in its attempt to industrialize the USSR, to prevent (as they thought) the defeat of the socialist state at the hands of the capitalist powers, largely identified this industrialization with socialism.
The total number of expulsions from the Party, and thus the maximum number of deaths, as a result of the panicky period of mass arrests which followed the Tukhachevsky trial in June, 1937, was most likely under 100,000, and perhaps far under it.
www.plp.org /pl_magazine/purges.html   (2021 words)

 Negotiation between Mikhail S
The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party invited the delegates for dinner, with the participation of several Soviet leaders.
During the congress the party dissolved itself and on 7 October a new party, the Hungarian Socialist Party was formed.
The aging János Kádár, since the party conference in May, 1988 having the honorary title president of the party died on 6 July; his funeral was held on 14 July, 1989 with the participation of several tens of thousand people.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/news/19991105/24jul89.htm   (1183 words)

 RIA Novosti - Opinion & analysis - After 15 years Russians miss Communist Party
The Party was doomed at the start of perestroika, and the gradual devolution of power to the Soviets (de facto parliamentary bodies) began in 1987.
The Party was the backbone of the Soviet Union, its brains and heart.
During perestroika, the Party was the object of universal hatred.
en.rian.ru /analysis/20060828/53212492.html   (726 words)

 Portuguese Communist Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The flag is a red field with a big yellow sickle and hammer and star in the center and the full name of the party in yellow at the bottom.
It was founded in the early ’20ies and was the only party to fight our fascist regime in an organized manner from 1926 to 1974.
This is one of the communist youth organizations connected with the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/pt}pcp.html   (228 words)

 Communist Party of the Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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At higher levels the Committees were abbreviated accordingly: raikoms (&1088;&1072;&1081;&1082;&1086;&1084;) at raion level, obkoms (&1086;&1073;&1082;&1086;&1084;) at oblast levels (known earlier as gubkoms (&1075;&1091;&1073;&1082;&1086;&1084;) for guberniyas), gorkom (&1075;&1086;&1088;&1082;&1086;&1084;) it city level, etc. The bottom level of the Party was the primary Party organization (&1087;&1077;&1088;&1074;&1080;&1095;&1085;&1072;&1103; &1087;&1072;&1088;&1090;&1080;&1081;&1085;&1072;&1103; &1086;&1088;&1075;&1072;&1085;&1080;&1079;&1072;&1094;&1080;&1103;) or party cell (&1087;&1072;&1088;&1090;&1080;&1081;&1085;&1072;&1103; &1103;&1095;&1077;&1081;&1082;&1072;).
Membership in the Party ultimately became a privilege with Communist Party members becoming an elite, or nomenklatura, in Soviet society.
communist-party-of-the-soviet-union.iqnaut.net   (1226 words)

 Russia, Government, United Russia party - JRL 11-13-04
According to a source in United Russia's parliamentary faction, the party's leadership plans to disband the Central Political Council, which comprises 60 parliamentarians, and to greatly expand the General Council, which will consist of the heads of the regions who are members of the party.
The structure of the party of power after the reform will be reminiscent of the structure of the ruling party during the Soviet Union, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The only difference between United Russia and the Soviet structure is that the General Council has a small superstructure, a presidium, which will formally tell the Central Committee the best way to carry out the will of the High Council and the leader of the party.
www.cdi.org /russia/johnson/8450-12.cfm   (501 words)

 Chadwyck-Healey- Archives of the Soviet Communist Party and Soviet State
TsKhSD is therefore a unique collection of documents on the activities of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR during the last four decades.
The Russian Centre for the Preservation and Study of Documents of Most Recent History - formerly the Central Party Archive of the Institute of Marx-Engels-Lenin attached to the Central Committee of the Communist Party - is well known to all Sovietologists.
The Archive for the History of the Communist Party (ISTPART) was formed in 1918 as an archive for documents of the October Revolution and the Civil War, as a department under the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks).
www.il.proquest.com /products_pq/sovietguide/mf212a.htm   (1557 words)

 Documents show the Soviet Union armed and trained Chilean communists
In the case of the 1980 letter, for example, reception, training and travel expenses for Chilean comrades was to be provided by the Soviet Defence Ministry, under the approval of the deputy head of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
Yeltsin outlawed the Communist Party after seizing power in 1991, and had to defend his decree in Russia's constitutional court.
The Soviets are asked to pay for the move and to "manufacture the necessary personal documents." The request was approved by the party and the KGB, with the Soviets agreeing to pay the cost of 25,000 rubles.
www.fiu.edu /~yaf/pinochetsenemies.html   (1341 words)

 National Lawyers Guild: Legal Bulwark of the Communist Party
The National Lawyers Guild(NLG) was organized in 1936 by a caucus of Communist Party, U.S.A.(CPUSA) lawyers assisted by the International Labor Defense, an American agency of the Comintern(Communist International).
The NLG remains an active affiliate of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers(IADL), an international Communist front which operated under the control of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
With the extensive revival of the NLG in the late 1960s and recruitment of a broad section of New Leftists who looked not to Moscow, but to the surrogate regimes of Havana, Hanoi, or Angola for models of revolutionary change, the NLG has had an increasingly close relationship with the Cuban regime.
members.tripod.com /~BioLeft/nlg.htm   (390 words)

 Communist Party
Lenin decided this was too large to determine policy and in 1919 the party created a Politburo.
At the Party Congress in 1921 all factions such as the Workers' Opposition were banned.
Gradually power passed from the Politburo to the General Secretary, who controlled the appointment of party members to key jobs throughout the country.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /RUScp.htm   (316 words)

 Chou Quits Talks of Red Leaders; Returns to China
Tass, the official Soviet press agency, announced that Premier Chou had flown home "in connection with the forthcoming session of the National People's Congress." It did not say whether he would return here for the latter part of the party congress.
The Chinese leader may then return to Moscow for the foreign policy and ideological discussions of the Communist bloc leaders scheduled to be held in private at the end of this month or in early November.
Among the delegates who spoke today and backed the Soviet position were Elizabeth Gurley Flynn of the United States Communist party and representatives of the parties of Spain, Chile, Finland, Algeria and West Germany.
partners.nytimes.com /library/world/asia/102461chou-moscow.html   (852 words)

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