Category:Communist Party of the Soviet Union rank-and-file

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This category contains quite a few high profile people, which were nevertheless rank-and-file in terms of CPSU membership. The Soviet policy of the "leading role of the Communist Party", affirmed in the Soviet Constitutions, implied that only CPSU members, with rare exceptions, could occupy reasonably important amdinistrative or command positions.