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John Sexton

In 1920 Lenin called on the Communist International to open a second front against the imperialist powers by fighting alongside nationalist and peasant movements in the colonies. Eighteen months later, leaders of fledgling East Asian communist parties and other revolutionaries gathered in Moscow to plan the way forward. The Congress of the Toilers of the Far East profoundly influenced the strategy of Communist Parties throughout the colonial world. But alliances with other parties were fragile and risky. East Asian Communist Parties suffered serious defeats in the years following the Congress until WWII revived their fortunes. This edited and annotated edition of the Congress minutes will be of interest to scholars and general readers alike.

Eleventh Session

30 January 1922, 6.20 p.m.

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Tenth Session

27 January 1922. (Evening)

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Ninth Session

27 January 1922, 11.25 a.m.

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Sixth Session

25 January 1922 (Morning)

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Fifth Session

24 January 1922. 6 p.m.

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Opening Session of the Congress of the Toilers of the Far East

Saturday, 21 January 1922. Kremlin, Sverdlov Hall

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