Communist International (Comintern)

Documents and Publications

      We are beginning to post here a collection of some documents of the Comintern which have been suppressed in some countries and which are very difficult to find even in those countries where they have not been formally banned. Some of these documents have been scanned and posted on the Internet by others, but we are collecting them together here for the convenience of the visitors to this site.

      Some of the documents below have been copied here from other web sites, including from the Comintern section of the Marxist Internet Archive. If you know of additional Comintern documents which should be posted here, or have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at:

Documents of the Communist International — General Collections:

History of the Communist International (and the First and Second Internationals)

Congresses of the Communist International

Other Documents of the Communist International

The Communist International Magazine

International Press Correspondence Publication   [Inprecorr]
        Distributed as articles to be published in Communist and working class newspapers and magazines around the world. (English edition.)

Unofficial Comintern Documents (but Supportive)

Commentaries On and Critiques of the Comintern from Various Revolutionary and Progressive Sources

Other Commentaries and Retrospectives on the Comintern

Anti-Communist Hostility and Opposition to the Comintern

Academic Works

Red International of Labor Unions (RILU or Profintern) — 1921-1937

Information Bureau of Communist and Workers’ Parties (Cominform) — 1947-1956


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