RUSSIAN COMMUNIST PARTY LOSING MEMBERS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 52
A recent meeting of the leadership of the Russian Communist party heard that the party is failing to attract new members. Membership has halved since last summer, when the CP claimed more than 500,000 members, and now stands at between 250,000 and 280,000. (Moskovskaya pravda, March 5) The Communist party is still, however, Russia’s largest and best organized political party. Other Russian parties have never had much success in recruiting members, especially in the provinces.