Communist Shrinking Pains

Brand, David; Sancton, Thomas A.
September 1983
Time;9/26/1983, Vol. 122 Issue 13, p33
The article reports on the annual fund-raising fair of France Communist Party (P.C.F.) members that focused on the issue concerning the shooting down of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 by Soviet Union, which left 260 passengers and crew dead. It discusses the increasing strain between French Communists' loyalty to the government of François Mitterrand and their allegiance to Moscow due to the incident. Also highlighted is P.C.F.'s loss of public support due to its dedication to Moscow.


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