World Communist Summit

Archive Report

Communist Resistance to Soviet Hegemony

Opposition to the Communist Summit in Moscow

The communist parties scheduled to meet in Moscow on June 5 will face the challenge of an unprecedented crisis. Never has the split between Chinese and Russian Communists appeared as irreconcilable; never have the divergences between ruling as well as non-ruling Communist parties run deeper. Peking, perhaps in an effort to divert attention from the Moscow congress, agreed that the joint Sino-Soviet commission for navigation of the Amur and Ussuri rivers should meet on June 18 at the Siberian city of Khabarovsk. However, the Chinese simultaneously expressed grave doubts about Moscow's sincerity in proposing these talks.

Although the Russian organizers of the world Communist conference claimed that the “overwhelming majority” of Communist parties favored the ...

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