Communist Information Bureau

   More commonly referred to as the Cominform, the Communist Information Bureau was a cabal of nine MarxistLeninist parties inaugurated at the behest of Josef Stalin in 1947. The group initially included the communist parties of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, though the last of these was expelled in 1948 owing to its “Titoism.” The Cominform sought to bring about communication and cooperation lacking between its constituent members since the 1943 dissolution of the Comintern. However, it was not intended as a replacement for that organ, but instead as a means with which to express international solidarity between communist parties, chiefly through the dissemination of pro-Soviet propaganda among its members. The Cominform was completed in 1956 upon Soviet rapprochement with Yugoslavia.

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