Zinoviev Resigns from Third International

Gregory Zinoviev resigned the presidency of the Communist Third International, which post he had occupied since its establishment in 1919, an Associated Press despatch from Moscow states. The resignation was a foregone conclusion after the decision of the central and control committee of the Russian Communist party pronouncing his further work in the International impossible.

In resigning Zinoviev asked to be freed “generally from work in the International at the present time.” The resignation was unanimously accepted.

Zinoviev is one of the group, including Leon Trotzky, which has opposed the policies of Stalin and the other leaders in the Communist party.

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