Communist Party of Byelorussia

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The Communist Party of Byelorussia (CPB; Russian: Коммунистическая партия Белоруссии; Belarusian: Камуністычная партыя Беларусі) was the ruling communist party of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, a republic of the Soviet Union from 1922, that existed from 1917 to 1993.

The party was founded in 1917 as the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Byelorussia following the Russian Revolution of 1917. It was part of the Russian Communist Party (bolsheviks) led by Vladimir Lenin on December 30–31, 1918 with 17,800 members.

It was important in creating the Byelorussian Soviet Republic in January 1919.[1][2] It was renamed to the Communist Party of Byelorussia in 1952.[3]

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