initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev and a handful of allies in the leadership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
in the mid-1980s'.
In short the Labour Party of Wales bares more resemblance to the old Communist Party of the Soviet Union
, co-opting potential local community leaders and campaigners into the Labour fold rather than allowing them to become a real thorn in the side of the local establishment, and parroting meaningless fragments of long dead dogma which few of the members believe in or even understand.
And the mighty Communist Party of the Soviet Union
was brought down by the Russians without help from outsiders.
In fact the key foreign policy decisions were made in the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
. Foreign diplomats did not have access to the Party apparatus.
In 1985, Gorbachev rose to the level of general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
and initiated a period of political openness (glasnost) and transformation (perestroika) intended to modernize the U.S.S.R.
The process of dismantling Stalinism began officially with the Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
in 1956 and since then the development of "real socialism" consisted in the gradual abandonment of its totalitarian features.
The now Central Asian republics, several governed by people whose political careers in Soviet times elevated them to local governors within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
, were also economically tied to and dependent on subsidies from the Soviet economy.
So it was with dictatorships like the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
, and the authoritarian "developmental states" of South Korea and Taiwan.
Because of the collapse of the authority of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
, which encouraged the cultivation of personal linkages but maintained some institutionalization of the transfer and exercise of power, and also because neither parties nor other institutions are strong enough in the post-Soviet environment to share or limit the power of government leaders, the importance of patron-client ties has been heightened.
The new KPRF retained the organizational and political dogmatism of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
. At the same time, the economic sections of its program underwent a noticeable evolution: Private property and the market were accepted.
Organization formed in 1932 by a decree of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
that abolished existing literary organizations and absorbed all professional Soviet writers into one large union.
The former Soviet Union operated as a centrally planned economy under which the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
(CPSU) devised economic policy including resource allocation and production of goods.