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 formerSoviet 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 PresidentMikhail Gorbachev from the newly formed party. It claims to be the inheritors of the legacy of the original Soviet Communist Party 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.