In 1917, after getting settled in Paris eventually he developed strong affinity towards literature related to politics and statesmanship. Writings of famous Russian communist leader Karl Marx and other prominent left wing writers had a great impact on Minh’s approach towards politics. Three years later, French Communist Party was formed in the year 1920, of which Ho Chi Minh was one of the founding members. The founding members of the French Communist Party were highly influenced by the Russian communist movement. Minh visited Russia in 1924 in order to get first-hand experience of the communist influence on the people and on the political system. Being highly impressed by the manner in which Soviet Union was able to overcome its struggle against tyranny, Minh made up his mind while in Moscow to make change on his own. He decided to awaken the masses and to organise the people of Vietnam by uniting them and providing them proper training. His goal was set towards fighting for independence and freedom of Vietnam (Lacouture 1968; Quinn-Judge 2002).
Formation of his Nationalist movement
As an energetic leader, Minh started pitching for the revival of the Krestintern which was the Peasant International organisation. The organisation was aimed towards working against the colonial forces around the world. To further strengthen his skills and knowledge in communism, Minh pursued education in Marxism from the University of the Toilers of the East. He gained much knowledge about various techniques of propaganda and agitations. His stay in Moscow was utilised to the fullest in terms of his grasp over various knowledge ranging from tactics and techniques of nationalist and communist movements. In stronger way, he was prepared to lead future movement against the French Rule in Indochina. In 1925, Minh arrived in Canton, China as an assistant of Soviet mission leader, Michael Borodin. Minh started spreading his thought and mission in Canton. There were a number of Vietnamese refugees relocated in the province surround Canton. Minh converted them into Vietnam Revolutionaries.