Russian Communist Workers Party

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The Russian Communist Workers' Party (in Russian: Российская Коммунистическая Рабочая Партия; transcription: Rossiiskaja Kommunističeskaja Rabočaja Partija or RKRP) was a communist party in Russia. It was established in November 1991 with the aim of resurrecting socialism and the Soviet Union, it published a newspaper called Trudovaja Rossija (Трудовая Россия; Working People's Russia) and the journal Sovetskij Sojuz (Советский Союз; Soviet Union).

History[edit]

In February 1993, it was one of a number of Bolshevik groups invited to a conference at which the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) was established. However, RKRP leader Viktor Anpilov joined with All-Union Communist Party Bolsheviks leader Nina Andreyeva in rejecting the KPRF as reformist and refused to join the new movement.[1] Despite Anpilov's stance, much of the party's membership, including the entirety of the organisation in RKRP stronghold Kemerovo, defected to the KPRF soon after its establishment;[1] the party was one of a number of groups barred from taking part in the 1993 Duma elections because they were linked, or perceived to be linked, to the October insurgency of that same year.[2]

In October 2001, it merged with the Russian Party of Communists to form the Russian Communist Workers' Party – Revolutionary Party of Communists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Richard Sakwa (1996). Russian Politics and Society. Routledge. p. 85
  2. ^ Sakwa. Russian Politics and Society. p. 106.