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Komsomol (Комсомол) is a syllabic abbreviation word, from the Russian (русский язык) Spoken in: Russia and many other countries Region: Eastern Europe and Asia Total speakers: 280 million Ranking: 4-7 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Slavic   East Slavic    Russian Official status Official language of... Russian Kommunisticheski Soyuz Molodiozhi (Коммунистический союз молодёжи), or "Communist Union of Youth". The organisation served as the youth wing of the For other usage of the initials CPSU see CPSU can refer to: Communist Party of the Soviet Union Community and Public Sector Union in Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred... Communist Party of the Soviet Union ( For other usage of the initials CPSU see CPSU (disambiguation). This article is part of the Communism series. Schools of Communism Marxism Leninism Trotskyism Stalinism Maoism Left communism Council communism Anarcho-Communism Eurocommunism Juche Communist states Afghanistan (1978-1992) Albania (1945-1991) Angola (1975-1991) Benin (1975-1990) Bulgaria (1946... CPSU), the youngest members being fourteen years old, the upper limit for an age of rank and file being 28, while komsomol functionaries could be older. Younger children could join the allied Czechoslovak pioneers A pioneer movement is an organization for children operated by a communist party. Typically children enter into the organization in elementary school and continue until adolescence. The adolescents then typically joined the Komsomol or a similar organization. In most communist countries, membership of the pioneer movement is, while... Pioneers organisation.


Komsomol had little direct influence on the Communist Party, and on the government of the Soviet Union. But Komsomol played an important role as a mechanism for teaching the values of the For other usage of the initials CPSU see CPSU (disambiguation). This article is part of the Communism series. Schools of Communism Marxism Leninism Trotskyism Stalinism Maoism Left communism Council communism Anarcho-Communism Eurocommunism Juche Communist states Afghanistan (1978-1992) Albania (1945-1991) Angola (1975-1991) Benin (1975-1990) Bulgaria (1946... CPSU in the young, and as an organ for introducing the young to the political domain. Along with these purposes, the organisation served as a highly mobile pool of labour and political activism, with the ability to move to areas of high-priority at short notice. Members received privileges and preferences in promotion. For example, Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov (Ю́рий Влади́мирович Андро́пов), (June 2 (O.S.) = June 15 (N.S.), 1914 - February 9, 1984) was a Soviet politician and General Secretary of... Yuri Andropov, For other usage of the initials CPSU see CPSU (disambiguation). This article is part of the Communism series. Schools of Communism Marxism Leninism Trotskyism Stalinism Maoism Left communism Council communism Anarcho-Communism Eurocommunism Juche Communist states Afghanistan (1978-1992) Albania (1945-1991) Angola (1975-1991) Benin (1975-1990) Bulgaria (1946... CPSU General Secretary for a short time following Leonid Brezhnev Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (Russian: Леонид Ильич Брежнев) (December 19, 1906 - November 10, 1982) was effective ruler of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982, though at first in partnership with others. He was... Leonid Brezhnev, reached political heights by means of the Komsomol organisation of This article is about Karelia, the land of the Karelians, in its broadest meaning. See Karelia (disambiguation) for other and more specific usages. Map showing the parts Karelia is traditionally divided into. Karelia is the land of the Karelian people, that inhabitated vast areas in Northern Europe, of historical significance... Karelia. At its height, in the Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s - 1970s - 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s Years: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 Contents // 1 Events and trends 1.1 Computers, technology 1.2 Science 1... 1970s, Komsomol had tens of millions of members; around two-thirds of the present adult population of Russia is believed to have once been a member.


During the revolution, the Bolshevik Party Meeting. A Bolshevik (Большеви́к, derived from Russian word loosely translated as majority) was a member of a faction of Bolsheviks of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP), the Marxist political party led by Vladimir Lenin that seized power... Bolsheviks showed no interest in establishing or maintaining a youth wing. However, by Years: 1915 1916 1917 - 1918 - 1919 1920 1921 Decades: 1880s 1890s 1900s - 1910s - 1920s 1930s 1940s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1918 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science - Television Other topics Canada - Sport Lists of leaders: State leaders - Religious... 1918 the first Congress was held under the patronage of the Bolshevik Party, despite the organisations having not entirely coincident membership or beliefs. By the time of the second Congress, a year later, however, the Bolsheviks had, in effect, taken control of the organisation, and it was soon formally established as the youth wing of the party. In the early years, the organisation bore a number of names, initialized as: RKSM, RLKSM, and VLKSM.


The reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev Government portrait of Mikahail Gorbachev This image may not have information on its source. It may be usable under fair use but this has yet to be verified. It might be public domain or under a licence compatible with the GNU FDL. To the uploader: Please provide licensing... Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. Please see its description page there. To play the audio file do not click on the -image. Look for a Listen-link near this icon. Click on the back button of your browser to go back to the article and try... perestroika and Glasnost (Russian: гла́сность, This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. Please see its description page there. To play the audio file do not click on the -image. Look for a Listen-link near this icon. Click on the back button... glasnost, finally recognized that Komsomol was no longer serving the interests of the youth; the calibre of Komsomol leadership was low, and these, along with other structural problems, could no longer be hidden in the new, more open, atmosphere. Komsomol had long been a haven for conservatism and bureaucracy, and had always been largely politically impotent, properties then at odds with the times. At the radical Twentieth Congress of the Komsomol the rules of the organisation were massively altered to reflect a more market-oriented approach. However, the reforms of the Twentieth Congress eventually destroyed the organisation, with fragmentation, lack of clarity-of-purpose, and waning of interest, membership and calibre of membership -- there was simply no longer a need for the organisation.


During the early stages of perestroika, when private enterprise was cautiously introduced, Komsomol was given privileges in opening businesses, with a motivation to give youth a better chance. As a result, many Komsomol leaders were given a chance to get rich quick, Mikhail Khodorkovsky This image may not have information on its source. It may be usable under fair use but this has yet to be verified. It might be public domain or under a licence compatible with the GNU FDL. To the uploader: Please provide licensing information as soon as possible... Mikhail Khodorkovsky being a prominent but otherwise typical example. Folklore was quick to put together a motto: "Komsomol is a school of Capitalism", hinting at Lenin's "Trade unions are a school of Communism".


The organ of the Komsomol, Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian Комсомольская правда, meaning Komsomols Truth) is an all-Russian newspaper and is the product of the long-lived but now extinct Komsomol organization. It is not the same... Komsomolskaya Pravda, survived the organization.


External link

Official site of the Komsomolskaya Pravda, in Russian (http://www.kp.ru/)


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Komsomol (Комсомол) is a syllabic abbreviation word, from the Russian Kommunisticheski Soyuz Molodiozhi (Коммунистический союз молодёжи), or "Communist Union of Youth".
Komsomol served as the youth wing of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), the youngest members being fourteen years old, the upper limit for an age of rank and file being 28, while komsomol functionaries could be older.
But Komsomol played an important role as a mechanism for teaching the values of the CPSU in the young, and as an organ for introducing the young to the political domain.
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