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1

When was the Politburo founded?

1919

2

What was the Politburo?

The inner ruling group of the communist party
- key decision making body in Soviet affairs

3

How many members did the Politburo have?

1919-1922 - 5
1922+ - 7
Members chosen by the Central Committee

4

What was the Orgburo?

The Organisations Buro: founded 1919
- supposed to deal with organisational matters but lost groups to the Party Secretariat in early 1920s

5

What was the Secretariat?

Initially subordinate to the Orgburo but grew extremely powerful
- Controlled appointments to the Communist Party posts in the provinces

6

Who became the head of the Secretariat in 1922?

Stalin

7

What was the Central Committee?

In and before 1917 was the key decision making body in party affairs but after 1919 was replaced by the Politburo

8

How were members elected to the CC?

By the Party Congress

9

What was the membership of the CC?

1917: 29
1922: 45

10

When was the Party Congress formed?

1898

11

How many full Party Congresses were held between 1892-1917?

6

12

How often were Congresses called under Lenin and Stalin?

Annually under Lenin but under Stalin 17th in 1932, 18th 1919 and 19th in 1952