A.23.5 Resolution by the Society +quot;Unity, for Leninism and Communist Ideals,+quot; Oct

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A.23.5 Resolution by the Society "Unity, for Leninism and Communist Ideals," October 28, 1990, expressing lack of confidence in the policies of Gorbachev as General Secretary of the Central Committee. A conference convened in Leningrad in October, 1990, by the conservative communist organization "Unity--for Leninism and Communist Ideals" demanded radical changes in Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of perestroika and its implementation. Participants in the conference accused Gorbachev of following a course that would restore capitalism in the Soviet Union, and they appealed to party organizations and members to demand convocation of an extraordinary Party Congress to remove Gorbachev from power. This resolution was given to the Central Committee on November 29, 1990, and assigned for action to two Politburo members by V. Ivashko, who notes on the document, "Please think about this, and let's talk."

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