USSR: Communist Party: Presidium

Presidium of the Central Committee
16 Oct 1952 Presidium elected by the Central Committee: full members - Andrianov, Aristov, Berija, Bulganin, Vorošilov, Ignatyev, Kaganovic, Korotchenko, Kuznecov, Kuusinen, Malenkov, Malyshev, Melnikov, Mikojan, Mikhaylov, Molotov, Pervukhin, Ponomarenko, Saburov, Stalin, Suslov, Hruščëv, Chesnokov, Švernik, Shkiryatov; candidate members - Brežnev, Vyshinsky, Zverev, Ignatov, Kabanov, Kosygin, Patolichev, Pegov, Puzanov, Tevosyan, Yudin
An unofficial bureau of the Presidium (Buro Prezidiuma) was formed by Stalin: Berija, Bulganin, Vorošilov, Kaganovic, Malenkov, Pervukhin, Saburov, Stalin, Hruščëv
5 Mar 1953 Presidium elected at the joint session of the Central Committee, Council of Ministers and Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet: Berija, Bulganin, Vorošilov, Kaganovic, Malenkov, Mikojan, Molotov, Pervukhin, Saburov, Stalin [1], Hruščëv; candidate members - Bagirov, Melnikov, Ponomarenko, Švernik
5 Mar 1953 Stalin died
6 Jun 1953 Melnikov relieved of duties by questionnaire [2]; Kirichenko elected candidate member by questionnaire
7 Jul 1953 Berija expelled from the party at the Central Committee plenum (arrested 26 Jun 1953)
17 Jul 1953 Bagirov relieved of duties by resolution of the Presidium of the Central Committee
12 Jul 1955 Kirichenko and Suslov elected full members at the Central Committee plenum
27 Feb 1956 Presidium elected by the Central Committee: full members - Bulganin, Vorošilov, Kaganovic, Kirichenko, Malenkov, Mikojan, Molotov, Pervukhin, Saburov, Suslov, Hruščëv; candidate members- Brežnev, Zhukov, Mukhitdinov, Furtseva, Švernik, Shepilov
14 Feb 1957 Kozlov elected candidate member at the Central Committee plenum
29 Jun 1957 Kaganovic, Malenkov, Molotov and Shepilov relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum
Presidium elected by the Central Committee: full members - Aristov, Belyaev, Brežnev, Bulganin, Vorošilov, Zhukov, Ignatov, Kirichenko, Kozlov, Kuusinen, Mikojan, Suslov, Furtseva, Hruščëv, Švernik; candidate members - Kalnberzin, Kirilenko, Korotchenko, Kosygin, Mazurov, Mzhavanadze, Mukhitdinov, Pervukhin, Pospelov
29 Oct 1957 Zhukov relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum
17 Dec 1957 Mukhitdinov elected full member at the Central Committee plenum
18 Jun 1958 Podgornyj and Polyansky elected candidate members at the Central Committee plenum
5 Sep 1958 Bulganin relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum
4 May 1960 Belyaev and Kirichenko relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum; Kosygin, Podgornyj and Polyansky elected full members
16 Jul 1960 Vorošilov relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum
18 Jan 1961 Voronov and Grishin elected candidate members at the Central Committee plenum
31 Oct 1961 Presidium elected by the Central Committee: full members - Brežnev, Voronov, Kozlov, Kosygin, Kuusinen, Mikojan, Podgornyj, Polyansky, Suslov, Hruščëv, Švernik; candidate members - Grishin, Mazurov, Mzhavanadze, Rashidov, Shcherbitsky.
23 Apr 1962 Kirilenko elected full member at the Central Committee plenum
23 Nov 1962 Yefremov elected candidate member at the Central Committee plenum
13 Dec 1963 Shcherbitsky relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum; Shelest elected candidate member
17 May 1964 Kuusinen died
14 Oct 1964 Hruščëv relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum
16 Nov 1964 Kozlov relieved of duties at the Central Committee plenum; Shelepin and Shelest elected full members, Demichev elected candidate member
26 Mar 1965 Mazurov elected full member at the Central Committee plenum, Ustinov elected candidate member
6 Dec 1965 Shcherbitsky again elected candidate member at the Central Committee plenum
Information source: [3]

[1] The joint session of the Central Committee, USSR Council of Ministers and the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet, which was held two hours prior to Stalin's death on 5 Mar 1953, elected Malenkov chairman of the Council of Ministers without official dismissal of Stalin, who was in coma at the moment, but it left Stalin's name in the list of Presidium members. Later on 7 Mar 1953, Pravda published the list with Stalin's name omitted.
[2] In a number of cases, an agenda of the Central Committee Plenum was circulated with a draft resolution requiring individual assent or comment by the participants. This was called approval by questionnaire (oprosom).
[3] Чернев А.Д. 229 кремлевских вождей. Политбюро, Оргбюро, Секретариат ЦК Коммунистической партии в лицах и цифрах. Справочник. М.: Редакция журнала "Родина", Научный центр "Руссика". 1996.
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