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Diary of the Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Diary of the Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
By Vittorio Vidali ; London: Journeyman Press/Westport
Lawrence Hill, 1984, 192 pp.

Vidali was a veteran of the Comintern and, after World War II, the leader of the Communist Party in Trieste. These notes describe two important conferences which he attended, the 20th Congress of the Soviet CP in 1956 and the conference of world communist parties in Moscow in 1957. Revealing for the discussions of the question of Stalin and Stalinism, and also for what the foreign delegates did and did not know about what was going on in Moscow.