Antifascist Committee of Soviet Youth

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Antifascist Committee of Soviet Youth

 

a public organization created in late 1941 at the First All-Union Antifascist Meeting of Youth in Moscow, composed of representatives of komsomol, sports, student, and other organizations. The committee represented the youth of the USSR in the international youth movement during and after the Great Patriotic War. It strengthened cooperation between the youth of the USSR and the youth organizations of foreign countries. It joined the World Federation of Democratic Youth and the International Union of Students and participated actively in the Soviet Peace Committee. It maintained ties with more than 200 democratic youth organizations in 70 countries. In 1956 it was renamed the Committee of Youth Organizations of the USSR.

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