Renewal and dead souls: the changing Soviet Central Committee

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Mawdsley, E.; White, S.L.;
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For a Soviet General Secretary presumably committed to the collectivist principles of Marxism-Leninism, Mikhail Gorbachev has been peculiarly insistent upon the decisive importance of individual leadership. In speech after speech it was not only the socioeconomic order ... View more
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    CC Full Members, by Sector, after the April 1989 Plenum

    All full members 15 As of this date six republic-level first secretaries and eighty-eight regional first secretaries were

    not members of the CC (Pravda, 27 April 1989, p. 3). In September 1989, Izvestiia TsK KPSS (1989, no. 9, pp. 51-85) gave biographical details of re-

    Also not on the CC were eighty-sevenfirstsecretaries at krai and oblast level - out of a total of 144 -

    troika', Argumenty ifakty, no. 5 (1990), p. 6. 16 XIX vsesoiuznaia konferentsiia KPSS: Stenograficheskii otchet (Moscow: Politizdat, 1988),

    vol. 2, p. 143. For further discussion of the party rules and the importance of changes in them

    see Graeme Gill, The Rules of the CPSU (London: Macmillan, 1988) and Stephen White, Soviet

    Communism: Programme and Rules (London: Routledge, 1989). 17 Pravda, 20 September 1989, p. 1, and 17 March 1990, p. 1. 18 Izvestiia TsK KPSS, 1989, no. 10, p. 107.

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