16 people were associated with communism.
Communism is often associated with:Karl MarxJosef StalinMao ZedongFidel CastroChe Guevara
Yes, the massive territorial expansionism associated with Russia come after 1917 with communism.
Karl Marx is most closely associated with communism.
Many people were (and still are)associated with communism. Karl Marx invented the concept, and is seen as the father of communism. Vladimir Lenin was head of the party of revolutionaries that brought the system to Russian government. Trotsky was responsible for his army, the Red Guards. Stalin took over the government (against Lenin's wishes) and his successor was Kruschev.
Communism has no government, as it has no classes or rulers.
If you are referring to people here are a few: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Josef Stalin, Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong.
He associated his political rivals with Communism