Stalinist Terror in the Comintern: New Perspectives

  title={Stalinist Terror in the Comintern: New Perspectives},
  author={K. Mcdermott},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={111 - 130}
  • K. Mcdermott
  • Published 1 January 1995
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
The Stalinist terror unleashed on Soviet society in the 1930s claimed millions of victims. Western researchers have long disputed its origins, nature and impact. Rather less attention, however, has been paid to the terror in the Communist International (Comintern). Founded by Lenin in March 1919, the Comintern certainly did not escape Stalin’s wrath some twenty years later. Over two hundred Comintern officials, thousands of foreign communists and tens of thousands of foreign political 6migr6s… 
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