Definitions

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  • proper n. Young Communist League

Etymologies

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From Russian комсомол (komsomól) - abbreviation of Коммунистический союз молодёжи (Kommunistíčeskij sojúz molodjóži), "Communist Union of Youth"

Examples

  • A blog reader that goes by the nickname Komsomol posted the following observation in the forum:

    2:48AM [The B-Sides]

  • What tourist maps called Komsomol Square, the people of Moscow called Three Stations for the railway terminals gathered there.

    Three Stations : An Arkady Renko Novel

  • He went into Sofia as a child and joined a youth league that was outlawed by the Communist party called the "Komsomol".

    Archive 2008-04-13

  • In Wielkie Oczy, the Jewish doctor recalled how local Jewish youths, having formed themselves into a "Komsomol" toured the countryside smashing Catholic shrines.

    Poles and Jews: An Exchange

  • "Of Man of the Future", In the Footsteps of Jack London, Komsomol Pravda, (Moscow), (Sept. 20 and 23, 1959).

    Complete Bibliography of Jack London's Poetry

  • Not so much every year but every month that he was in power, the young Komsomol plushness, the deliberate exaltation, went out of him, but pain was rising inside him, gradually rendering Gorbachev ever tougher and more selfless.

    The Return

  • With a young wife in tow, Gorbachev returned to his home region of Stavropol after graduating, where he worked his way up through the party ranks, first in the Communist Youth League the Komsomol and then the party itself.

    The Return

  • The mere mention of Bohemia reduces Komsomol to a swoon.

    Soviet

  • Our continuing humiliated childhood was a village apart, not on the maps, burned to the ground in some battle no one remembers; its ashes burned my feet as I inspected a gravesite accompanied by another Komsomol hustler, who was very thorough in his feigned mourning.

    Soviet

  • Komsomol wanted a honeymoon, but insisted it be kept secret.

    Soviet

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