THE GREEK CIVIL WAR AS COVERED BY THE COMINFORM JOURNAL
“FOR A LASTING PEACE, FOR A PEOPLE’S DEMOCRACY!”
Études balkaniques (Sofia) 2023, N 3
Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Abstract: This study reveals an ill-studied angle to the Greek Civil War (1946-1949). It is about its representation on the pages of the printed organ of the Communist Information Bureau “For a Lasting Peace, for a People’s Democracy!”. In addition to a purely factual examination of the published material on the ongoing civil conflict, the study also addresses issues of a more general nature, such as that of the ambiguous attitude of the Kremlin, in particular Stalin, towards the course of armed struggle taken by the Greek communists. The aims with which the print edition of the newly born international communist organisation was charged are also examined in detail. This broad contextualization, together with the explanations and commentaries provided, gives the narration greater scope and contributes to a fuller understanding of the turbulent events and processes concomitanting the Greek Civil War.
Keywords: Greek Civil War, Cold War, Cominform, journal