Communist University of the Toilers of the East

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The Communist University of the Toilers of the East or KUTV (Russian: Коммунистический университет трудящихся Востока or КУТВ; also known as the Far East University or Stalin School) was established April 21, 1921, in Moscow by the Communist International (Comintern) as a training college for communist cadres in the colonial world. The school officially opened on October 21, 1921. It performed a similar function to the International Lenin School, which mainly accepted students from Europe and the Americas. It was headed in its initial years by Karl Radek, who was later purged from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The curriculum included both theoretical and practical matters, including Marxist theory, party organisation and propaganda, law and administration, theory and tactics of proletarian revolution, problems of socialist construction, and trade union organization.

KUTV had regional branches in Baku (in Azerbaijan), Irkutsk (in Siberia, Russia), and Tashkent (in Uzbekistan). The University published Revolutionary East (Революционный Восток).

KUTV was closed in the late 1930s. Its tasks were transferred to smaller, local institutions in the various Soviet republics.


Manabendra Nath Roy, Indian nationalist revolutionary
Deng Xiaoping
Chiang Ching-kuo, ROC President, 1978–1988

Prominent alumni of the KUTV include:

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