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Source : Yves CACHIN
In 1891, Cachin joined Jules Guesde French Workers' Party (POF). In 1905, he joined the new French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) and won election to the Chamber of Deputies representing the Seine in 1914. He rallied the national union during the First World War and was sent to Russia in a mission in 1917.
However, in 1920 at the Tours Congress, he became one of the founders of the French Communist Party (SFIC) and joined the Third International. In 1923, he was jailed for denouncing the French occupation of the Ruhr and Morocco. As a strong supporter of the Popular Front, he refused to disavow the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact and was removed from elected office in 1940. After the Liberation of France, he returned to the National Assembly until his death in 1958.
He was the editor of the newspaper L'Humanite from 1918 to 1958.
At the age of 88, he was the first foreigner to receive the Order of Lenin.
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