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KOMSOMOLKommunistichesky Sozyuz Molodyozhi (Vlksm, Young Communists Organization)
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At the conference, it was announced that the Lepse would not be moved onto the dry dock at Nerpa until December 2013, while discussions about the fate of the Leninsky Komsomol continue.
In what must have been particularly troubling for the authorities, criticism sometimes originated with Komsomol leaders themselves: for example, a vice-secretary of the Komsomol at Novosibirsk State University who argued that the organization had outlived its purpose and proposed establishing a new structure independent of party control (2:17).
In the 1960s you could not actually be imprisoned for changing the name of Lenin to that of Lennon, but trouble awaited anyone who blasphemed against the name of the immortal leader: problems dished out by the Komsomol (Communist Union of Youth) could wreck your career.
For example, once the Komsomol abandoned binding enrollment targets, street-level agents began to shirk recruitment tasks.
Last October, for example, fifty Komsomol members from across the country, most of them university students, formed an unprecedented "Democratic Fraction." They named their group deliberately and provocatively: "Fractions" have been officially banned in the Communist Party for sixty-eight years.
In the end, the shares purchased with vouchers mostly ended up in the hands of the same former komsomol wheeler-dealers and Red Directors who benefited from other forms of privatization.
According to a sociological study done in 1986 for the Moscow City Komsomol, about 80 percent of Soviet youth make use of the illegal tape network that spreads rock and roll, both domestic and foreign, throughout the country.
On average, the study found that at the surveyed papers there was a four to one ratio of non-Party to Party employees.(26) Another 1927 study surveyed 174 Moscow, Leningrad, and provincial rank-and-file journalists, who were asked if they belonged to the Party or the Komsomol. Almost 80 percent indicated they were affiliated with neither.