All-Union Leninist Young Communist League

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All-Union Leninist Young Communist League

Всесоюзный ленинский коммунистический союз молодёжи
Founded29 October 1918
Dissolved28 September 1991
Political orientationMarxism–Leninism

The All-Union Leninist Young Communist League, abbreviated Komsomol, was a communist youth organization in the Soviet Union.


Gorbachev and his followers turned the Komsomol into a training ground for future capitalists. They set up the USSR's first stock exchanges and private banks.[1]


  1. Roger Keeran, Thomas Kenny (2010). Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union: 'Crisis and Collapse, 1989-91' (p. 202). [PDF] ISBN 9781450241717