Soviet Union Information Bureau
Communist Party Membership
THE membership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, as of July 1,
1928, consisted of 1,317,369 members and applicants. They were classified as
follows: Workers 60.8 per cent, peasants 20.9 per cent, intellectual and office
workers 18.3 per cent. Women members numbered 172,107, or 12.9 per cent.
The members were divided according to their current occupations as follows:
|Factory and transport workers
|Intellectual or office workers
|Students, independent artisans and others
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of the U.S.S.R. maintain an agency
in the United States at 1776 Broadway, New York City. Dr. B. H. Dubrowsky is in
This office, in cooperation with the American and Canadian Red Cross, secures
for the families or dependents in the
U.S.S.R. of men formerly soldiers in the Army of the United States and the
Canadian Expeditionary Force, the war risk insurance, dependents' allotments,
bonus or other monies due them. During 1928, up to November first, 556 American
veteran cases and 192 Canadian veteran cases were handled, and 141 awards were
secured in the American and 7 in the Canadian cases, involving a total sum of
In addition, 464 industrial insurance, workmen's compensation and inheritance
cases were handled for the United States and 23 for Canada.
Searches were also conducted for the relatives in the United States and
Canada of families in the U.S.S.R., 466; and of relatives in the U.S.S.R. of
individuals in the United States and Canada, 35.