International Department of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

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The International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was a department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that oversaw the Party's relationships with foreign Communist Parties as well as with international communist front organizations[1].

History[edit]

It inherited the files and some of the personnel of the Communist International, which disbanded in 1943.[2] The International Department was found in 1943 at roughly the same time as the Comintern's dissolution.[3]

The Party's relations with international front groups was managed by the Department's International Social Organizations Sector.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Schapiro, Leonard. “The International Department of the CPSU: Key to Soviet Policy.” International Journal, vol. 32, no. 1, 1976, pp. 41–55. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/40542145.
  2. ^ Ebon, Martin The Soviet propaganda machine New York : McGraw-Hill, 1987 p.88
  3. ^ Mark Kramer, The Role of the CPSU International Department in Soviet Foreign Relations and National Security Policy, Soviet Studies, Vol. 42, No. 3 (Jul., 1990), pp. 429-446
  4. ^ Ebon, Martin The Soviet propaganda machine New York : McGraw-Hill, 1987 p.89
  5. ^ Ebon, Martin The Soviet propaganda machine New York : McGraw-Hill, 1987 pp.88-9

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