21st Presidium of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

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The 21st Presidium of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was elected by the 21st Central Committee in the aftermath of the 21st Congress.

Alexei Kosygin,[1] Dmitri Polyansky and Nikolai Podgorny[2] were elected to the Presidium 4 May 1960 at a Central Committee plenum, while Averky Aristov, Nikolai Belyaev, Yekaterina Furtseva and Nikolai Ignatov at the same plenum were either demoted or lost their Presidium seats. The new Presidium was more evenly divided between the pro- and anti-Khrushchev factions. Alexey Kirichenko's successor as Second Secretary was Frol Kozlov, considered by many in the West at the time as an anti-Khrushchevite.[3]

21st Presidium (1959–1961)[edit]

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