The Komsomol and Young Peasants: The Dilemma of Rural Expansion, 1921-1925

@article{Tirado1993TheKA,
  title={The Komsomol and Young Peasants: The Dilemma of Rural Expansion, 1921-1925},
  author={Isabel A. Tirado},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  year={1993},
  volume={52},
  pages={460 - 476}
}
The Communist Youth League (Komsomol) was founded in 1917-1918 in urban centers. Its leadership's perception of the peasantry and its quest to maintain a respectable proportion of workers in the membership impeded expansion in rural areas: in the name of “proletarian purity,” many leaders and activists opposed the blanket admission of all but the poorest peasants into their midst. But demographic realities made the Komsomol's outreach to young peasants imperative: peasants made up eighty… 

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