History of The Communist Party of The Soviet Union

The History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, is generally conceived as also covering that of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party from which it evolved. The date 1912 is often identified as the time of the formation of a distinct party, and the history since then can roughly be divided into the following periods; the early years of the Bolshevik Party in clandestinity and exile, the period of the October Revolution, consolidation of the party as the governing force of the Soviet Union, the Great Purge of the 1930s, Khrushchev and Brezhnev periods, the Gorbachev era of reform which eventually led to the break-up of the party in 1991. The history of the regional/republican branches of the party does however differ from the all-Russian/all-Union party on several points.

Read more about History Of The Communist Party Of The Soviet Union:  Formation of RSDLP(b), Emergence of Pravda, Work in The Duma, Outbreak of World War I, Tenth Party Congress, Stalin's Rise To Power, Purge of The Old Bolsheviks, Stalinism, After Stalin, Gorbachev, End of Communist Rule

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