Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1992)

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Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Коммунистическая Партия Советского Союза (Kommunisticheskaya Partiya Sovetskogo Soyuza)
Founder Sergei Skvortsov
Founded 1992
Preceded by Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Newspaper Narodnaya Gazeta
Ideology Communism
Marxism–Leninism
Political position Far-left
Colours Red
Politics of the Soviet Union
Political parties
Elections

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Russian: Коммунистическая Партия Советского Союза, Kommunisticheskaya Partiya Sovetskogo Soyuza; short: КПСС, KPSS) is a political party led by Sergei Skvortsov. Operating in the countries of the former Soviet Union. The party was founded in 1992 at the so-called 29th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which, among other actions, excluded former president of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev from the newly formed party. The party claims to be the inheritors of the legacy of the original Communist Party of the Soviet Union and among its goals states the restoration of the Soviet Union.

The party has launched several front groups, such as the All-Russian Committee for Defence of Kuriles, the Movement for Social Justice, and the Inter-Regional Strike Committee.

The central publication of the party is Narodnaya Gazeta (Народная Газета, "People's Newspaper"). Skvortsov operates as the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union as well as the editor-in-chief of the publication.

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