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Cominform

(kŏm`ĭnfôrm) [acronym for Communist Information Bureau], information agency organized in 1947 and dissolved in 1956. Its members were the Communist parties of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia. The Cominform attempted to reestablish information exchanges among the European Communist parties that had lapsed since the dissolution (1943) of the CominternComintern
[acronym for Communist International], name given to the Third International, founded at Moscow in 1919. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin feared a resurgence of the Second, or Socialist, International under non-Communist leadership.
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. Its decisions were not binding, nor was membership obligatory for Communist parties. It was not a reconstitution of the Comintern, only a setting up of information contacts. Its chief function was the publication of materials designed to demonstrate the unity of its members. In 1948 the Cominform expelled the Yugoslav Communist party because of the defiance by Marshal TitoTito, Josip Broz
, 1892–1980, Yugoslav Communist leader, marshal of Yugoslavia. He was originally Josip Broz. Rise to Power

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 of Soviet supremacy. In 1956, as a gesture of reconciliation with Tito, the Cominform was dissolved.
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At the third meeting of the Cominform held in November 1949 a new resolution titled "Yugoslav Communist Party run by murders and spies" was passed.
7) During the first period, which started with Yugoslavia's ejection from the communist international, the Cominform, in 1948, and lasted until 1965, enterprises had little latitude in exercising their purported freedom, because most of the critical economic functions, for example, capital allocation, remained in central control.
Internally, Yugoslavia remained a communist country after its expulsion from the Cominform, while externally the country moved away from the Soviet bloc toward non-alignment.
En el organigrama de Lasky, esta estructura parecia un fiel reflejo de la direccion de la Cominform.
The evidence is clear enough, what with the Cominform and very well documented fact of CIA manipulation of world literary space--particularly through front organisations such as the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) and its bevy of journals around the world, from Encounter in the UK to Quest in India.
Throughout the history of the defunct Soviet Union, the major player in its foreign relations was not the Ministry of Foreign Affairs but, rather, the body in the Party Central Committee initially called the Comintern and later the Cominform, and finally known by the innocuous name of International Department.
Few Italians thought the Communist-Socialist coalition stood a chance, which is why Eugenio Reale, the Italian Communists' liaison to the Cominform, had resisted Stalin's order to set up the electoral confrontation.
26) La aplicacion de este enfoque, durante la puesta en practica de la estrategia de frente popular, fue bastante flexible, tendencia que se mantuvo hasta la fundacion del Cominform (1947).
After the Yugoslav communists broke with the Soviet Union and thus had been suspended from the Cominform in 1948, they gradually adopted a new, more independent course towards socialism, which would be known as "Titoism".
As a member of Cominform, acting under the conspiratorial name of "Volodya", he provided information about almost two hundred people, among which Hungarians, Bulgarians, Russians, Poles, Germans or Austrians.
2) This re-examined the impact of the 'two camp' line being promoted by Moscow and the newly formed Cominform in late 1947 to 1948.
He became increasingly anti-Communist and conservative and condemned US support for Tito when the latter was expelled by Stalin from the Cominform.