Departments of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union were all specialised in their own field, for example, the International Department handled Soviet relations with non-ruling communist parties.
A–U is an abbreviation of All-Union, in this case All-Union Ministries. The All-Union ministries were ministries with no regional ministerial branches in the republics.
U–R is an abbreviation of Union Republic, in this case Union republican ministries. Union republican ministries were either All-Union ministries with republican branches or republican ministries without an All-Union affiliate.
Pres. is short for Presidium, in this case Presidium of the Council of Ministers. In the tables. Pres. denotes ministers or chairmen of state committees who held seats in the Presidium.
Departments [ edit ]
Reclamations and water economy
Special sections for certain territories, for instance, their existed a Northern Caucasus section.
Industrial and transportation construction
Timber and woodworking industry
Responsible for handling intra-Secretariat and intra-Central Committee housekeeping, the handling of incoming communications, and security for
Responsible for maintaining ties with
communist parties in non-socialist states. Probably supervised the ministries the Foreign Cadres Department was responsible for.
Great Britain and the
Commonwealth Latin America
Scandinavia and Iceland
Light- and Food Industry
Meat and Dairy Industry
Individual party card
Leading personnel registration
Komsomol and trade union organs
Ukrainian SSR, Moldavian SSR, Estonian SSR, Lithuanian SSR, Latvian SSR, Belarusian SSR, Soviet Central Asia ( Kazakh SSR, Turkmen SSR, Kyrgyz SSR and Uzbek SSR), Transcaucasia and several important sections for Russian SFSR territories, such as the Far East Oblast for instance.
Planning and Financial Organs
Political Administration of the Ministry of Defence
Political organs in the
armed forces, and through them, the Ministry of Defence, however, the Administrative Organs Department was also responsible for the defence ministry.
Printing industry and press distribution
Sports and physical culture
Television and Radio
Science and Education
Responsible for diplomatic ties with ruling
communist parties May have supervised the ministries of the Foreign Cadres Department, at least when it came to relations with ruling-communist parties.
Higher educational institutions
Philosophy and scientific communism
Public health and social security
Specialised secondary- and vocational-technical education.
Trade and Consumers' Services
Sources: How the Soviet Union was Governed (1979) pp. 412–417 and pp. 420–421