Origin of Comintern
< Russian Komintérn, for Kommunistícheskiĭ Internatsionál Communist International
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- short for Communist International : an international Communist organization founded by Lenin in Moscow in 1919 and dissolved in 1943; it degenerated under Stalin into an instrument of Soviet politicsAlso called: Third International
Word Origin and History for comintern
"Third International," 1919, from contraction of Communist International.
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