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Leningrad Communist University or LKU (Russian: ЛКУ) was a Soviet teaching establishment designed to create cadres for Party and government work.

Created in 1918 as the Zinoviev Worker-Peasant University (Russian: Рабоче-Крестьянский Университет имени Зиновьева), it was renamed in 1921 the Zinoviev Communist University (Russian: Коммунистический Университет имени Зиновьева) and in 1929 the All-Union Stalin Communist University (Russian: Всесоюзный коммунистический университет имени Сталина). It was the first educational establishment in Russia to teach criminal investigation.[1] In 1932 it became the Stalin National High Communist Agricultural University, "the Party smithy of cadres for the socialist village."[2] During the 1933-34 academic year, about 1,200 students were being trained to serve as kolkhoz chairmen and MTS directors.[3]

In 1944 it was reorganized as part of the Leningrad Higher Party School.


  1. ^ Как работал уголовный розыск в Петрограде-Ленинграде, 812 Online, 22/06/2010.
  2. ^ Halfin, Stalinist Confessions, p. 27.
  3. ^ Halfin, Stalinist Confessions, p. 28.


  • Igal Halfin, Stalinist Confessions: Messianism and Terror at the Leningrad Communist University, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009: ISBN 0-8229-6016-8
  • I.V. Znamenskaya and M.A. Rumyantsev, "Kommunisticheskii universitet imeni Zinov'eva (Leningrad)," Istoki 1 (1989): 335-338.

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