Corporate Body - Internacional Comunista

Internacional Comunista



Corporate Body

Preferred form:

Internacional ComunistaAlternative forms (other languages) Other forms

Fechas de Existencia:

from 1919-03-02 to 1943-05-15


The Communist International, abbreviated as Comintern and also known as the Third International was an international communist organization founded in 1919 on the initiative of Lenin and the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik). Defending world communism, it regrouped the communist parties of different countries, and its aim, as fixed in their first statutes, was to fight for the abolition of the capitalist system and the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat and the International Republic of Soviets, the complete abolition of classes and the realization of socialism as the first step of communist society.

The Comintern was founded after the 1915 Zimmerwald Conference in which Vladimir Lenin had organized the "Zimmerwald Left" against those who refused to approve any statement explicitly endorsing socialist revolutionary action, and after the 1916 dissolution of the Second International.

The Comintern had seven World Congresses between 1919 and 1935. It also had thirteen "Enlarged Plenums" of its governing Executive Committee, which had much the same function as the somewhat larger and more grandiose Congresses.

In World War II, the Comintern supported a policy of non-intervention, but when the Soviet Union itself was invaded on 22 June 1941, the Comintern changed its position to one of active support for the Allies. On May 15, 1943, a declaration of the Executive Committee was sent out to all sections of the International, calling for the dissolution of Comintern. The Comintern was officially dissolved by Stalin in 1943.


Related Authorities

Hierarchical relationships :

Asociación de Amigos de la Unión Soviética  - Parent (controla/supervisa a)

See descendants

Brigadas Internacionales (España)  ( Es fundador de )

Associative relations :

Cimorra, Eusebio (1908-2007)  ( Tiene como miembro a )

Koltsov, Mijail (1898-ca. 1942)  ( Tiene como empleado a )

Martínez Cartón, Pedro (1905-1977)  ( Tiene como miembro a )

Nelson, Steve (1903-1993)  ( Tiene como miembro a )

Socorro Rojo Internacional

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Catálogo Archivístico:


Catálogo Bibliotecario:

Digital Public Library of America

Catálogo de Autoridades:


Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España