YOUNG LENIN COMMUNIST LEAGUE POLITICAL AND EDUCATIONAL WORK
IN THE SOVIET FAR EAST IN THE LATE 1930S
Elena Anatolievna Astanina is Candidate of Science (History), Associate Professor of the Department of Russian and World History at Far Eastern State University of Humanities (Khabarovsk).
The article, based on the archives materials, reviews the Youth policy of the Soviet Far East in the late 1930s. The main political leader among the Soviet Union youth was YLCL (Young Communist League named after V. Lenin). This organization together with the USSR Communist Party was involved in the development and execution of all the key ideas and ideology. As a result, the goals and tasks of the country’s domestic policy made drastic changes in the state youth policy. Political education of the youth became YCL priority area during that period. Meanwhile, most government and party resolutions and decisions were dogmatic and formalistic, and Far Eastern youth organizations were pro-active, disinterested in their political education improvement. Nevertheless, by the end of the 1930s, the national youth policy ideology had been set and the YLCL political-educational work reconstruction in the Soviet Far East had been completed.
Far East, youth policy, the Komsomol organization, political education, agitation, propaganda.