noun \ˈkäm-sə-ˌml, -ˌmōl\

Definition of KOMSOMOL

:  a Russian Communist youth organization

Origin of KOMSOMOL

Russian, from Kommunisticheskiĭ Soyuz Molodezhi Communist Union of Youth
First Known Use: 1925


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Organization in the former Soviet Union for young people aged 14–28 years. Primarily a political organ for spreading Communist teachings and preparing future members of the Communist Party, it was organized in 1918. Members participated in health, sports, education, and publishing activities and various industrial projects. They were frequently favoured over nonmembers for employment, scholarships, and the like. Its membership reached its height, about 40 million, in the 1970s and early 1980s. It disbanded with the collapse of Soviet communism in the early 1990s.


Next Word in the Dictionary: konak
Previous Word in the Dictionary: komondor
All Words Near: Komsomol

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Komsomol? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).