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Communist Party of Moldavia

Partidul Comunist al Moldovei
Dissolved23 August 1991
Preceded byMoldavia Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine
Moldovan nationalism
National affiliationCommunist Party of the Soviet Union
Colours Red

The Communist Party of Moldavia (Romanian: Partidul Comunist al Moldovei, PCM; Moldovan Cyrillic: Партидул Комунист ал Молдовей; Russian: Коммунистическая партия Молдавии) was the ruling and the sole legal political party in the Moldavian SSR, and one of the fifteen republic-level parties that formed the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. During World War II, it was the driving force of the Moldovan resistance against Axis occupation.

Perestroika period, that had seen the party increasingly pummeled, was also marked by November riots.[1][2] The party leader Semion Grossu was replaced with Petru Lucinschi on November 16, 1989.[3]

On 27 August 1991 Moldova declared Independence and the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic came to an end; 4 days before that, the Communist Party was banned.[4] On 7 September the Parliament of Moldova lifted the ban on communist activities.

First Secretaries

No. Picture Name


Took office Left office Political party
First Secretary
1 Emblem of the Moldavian SSR (1981-1990).svg Piotr Borodin


15 August 1940 11 February 1942 CPM/CPSU
2 Nikita Salogor.png Nikita Salogor


13 February 1942 5 January 1946 CPM/CPSU
3 Emblem of the Moldavian SSR (1981-1990).svg Nicolae Coval


5 January 1946 3 November 1950 CPM/CPSU
4 Leonid Brezhnev


3 November 1950 16 April 1952 CPM/CPSU
5 Emblem of the Moldavian SSR (1981-1990).svg Dimitri Gladki


16 April 1952 7 February 1954 CPM/CPSU
6 Zinovie Serdiuk


8 February 1954 29 May 1961 CPM/CPSU
7 Ivan Bodiul, 1978.jpg Ivan Bodiul


29 May 1961 30 December 1981 CPM/CPSU
8 Emblem of the Moldavian SSR (1981-1990).svg Semion Grossu

(born 1934)

30 December 1981 16 November 1989 CPM/CPSU
9 Petru Lucinschi 2000.jpg Petru Lucinschi

(born 1940)

16 November 1989 4 February 1991 CPM/CPSU
10 Emblem of the Moldavian SSR (1981-1990).svg Grigore Eremei

(born 1935)

4 February 1991 August 1991 CPM/CPSU


In 1993, former PCM members founded the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM), which became the largest party in Moldova since the 2001 elections, and the ruling party from 2001 to 2009. In 2011 a group of communists led by the executive secretary of the old Communist Party of Moldova, Igor Cucer, came to the public attention, claiming that they are the "real communists" and they want to revive the party (PCM) formally;[5] they also stated that the PCRM has become a pseudo-Communist and liberal-bourgeois party serving the interests of one of the county’s richest men, Oleg Voronin, son of president of Moldova from 2001 to 2009 and leader of the PCRM Vladimir Voronin. Cucer claimed then: "The PCRM's 8-year rule made the poor poorer and the rich richer".[citation needed]

The Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Moldova was created in 2010 to study and analyze the 1917–1991 period of the communist regime.

See also


  1. ^ "Ion Costaş: 7 APRILIE 2009 NE AMINTEŞTE DE 10 NOIEMBRIE 1989" (in Romanian). BasarabiaLiterară.ro. 28 February 2010. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Igor Cașu, Chişinău 7 noiembrie 1989: "Jos dictatura comunistă!"" (in Romanian). Radio Free Europe. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  3. ^ Publika TV, File din istorie: 1989 - anul anti-7noiembrie la Chişinău (in Romanian)
  4. ^ сu privire la Partidul Comunist din Moldova
  5. ^ Partidul Comunist revine pe arena politică a Moldovei. ipn.md (in Romanian)

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