The participants in the International Communist Seminar in Brussels (Belgium) dedicate this book to communists the world over. This annual Seminuar, first held in 1992, brings together parties, organisations and groups that defend Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism and are opposed to revisionism. One of the essential conditions of uniting the International Communist Movement on a revolutionary basis, is to identify the real causes of the restoration of capitalism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and to learn lessons for the future. This topic was at the centre of the debates at the Seminars held in the four years fron 1992 to 1995. This book contains 17 contributions from Russia, Cuba, Korea, Germany (ex-GDR), Greece, Great Britain, the Philippines, Syria, Belgium, India, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Turkey and Italy. Twelve papers are from parties that participate in the Seminars; three documents have been added to give a more complete picture of the different opinions in the movement. We are also publishing two historical documents, written in 1951 and 1956. They show that true communists have condemned revisionism from its first appearence, by denouncing the policies of Gorbachev’s two predecessors, Tito and Khrushchev, in 1948 and 1956 respectively. Finally you find the Proposals for the unification of the International Communist Movement that lay down the framework for the Brussels Seminar.