The Communist Academy [Moscow]
The Communist Academy was an independent institution that predated the Russian Revolution. It distanced itself from the Imperial Russian Academy of Sciences. The Communist Academy held classes on philosophy, history, literature, art and language, law, world economy and world politics, agrarian research, natural sciences in addition to other fields of study. After a 1932 reorganization, its main focus of studies shifted to socialist development and world economy. During the Stalinist era, the Academy was shuttered and its classes were melded into the Soviet Academy of Sciences.