Inner composition elected by the Central Committee of the 17th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks)

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17th Politburo, Secretariat and Orgburo
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Duration 10 February 1934 – 22 March 1939
General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Second Secretary Vyacheslav Molotov (Jul.– Dec. 1930)
Lazar Kaganovich (1930–1934)
Politburo membership 12 full & 9 candidates
Secretariat membership 6 members
Orgburo membership 12 full & 2 candidates

By election of inner composition we are referring to the election of party officials to the Politburo, Secretariat and the Orgburo at the 1st Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the 17th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks).

Politburo[edit]

Full[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration
Andreyev, AndreyAndrey Andreyev
(1895–1971)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Voroshilov, KlimentKliment Voroshilov
(1881–1969)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Kaganovich, LazarLazar Kaganovich
(1893–1991)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Kalinin, MikhailMikhail Kalinin
(1875–1946)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Kirov, SergeySergey Kirov
(1886–1934)
10 February 1934 1 December 1934 294 days
Kosior, StanislavStanislav Kosior
(1889–1939)
10 February 1934 3 May 1938 4 years, 82 days
Kuybyshev, ValerianValerian Kuybyshev
(1888–1935)
10 February 1934 25 January 1935 349 days
Molotov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Molotov
(1890–1986)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Ordzhonikidze, GrigoryGrigory Ordzhonikidze
(1886–1937)
10 February 1934 18 February 1937 3 years, 8 days
Stalin, JosephJoseph Stalin
(1878–1953)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Mikoyan, AnastasAnastas Mikoyan
(1895–1978)
1 February 1935 22 March 1939 4 years, 49 days
Chubar, VlasVlas Chubar
(1891–1939)
1 February 1935 16 June 1938 3 years, 135 days

Candidates[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration
Mikoyan, AnastasAnastas Mikoyan
(1895–1978)
10 February 1934 1 February 1935 356 days
Petrovsky, GrigoryGrigory Petrovsky
(1878–1958)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Postyshev, PavelPavel Postyshev
(1887–1939)
10 February 1934 14 January 1938 3 years, 338 days
Rudzutaks, JānisJānis Rudzutaks
(1887–1938)
10 February 1934 26 May 1937 3 years, 105 days
Chubar, VlasVlas Chubar
(1891–1939)
10 February 1934 1 February 1935 356 days
Zhdanov, AndreiAndrei Zhdanov
(1896–1948)
1 February 1935 22 March 1939 4 years, 39 days
Eikhe, RobertRobert Eikhe
(1890–1940)
1 February 1935 29 April 1938 3 years, 77 days
Yezhov, NikolaiNikolai Yezhov
(1895–1940)
12 October 1937 22 March 1939 1 year, 161 days
Khrushchev, NikitaNikita Khrushchev
(1894–1971)
1 February 1935 22 March 1939 4 years, 39 days

Secretariat[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration Note
Andreyev, AndreyAndrey Andreyev
(1895–1971)
28 February 1935 21 March 1939 4 years, 21 days Elected at the 5th Plenary Session.
Zhdanov, AndreiAndrei Zhdanov
(1896–1948)
10 February 1934 21 March 1939 5 years, 39 days
Kaganovich, LazarLazar Kaganovich
(1893–1991)
10 February 1934 21 March 1939 5 years, 39 days
Kirov, SergeySergey Kirov
(1886–1934)
10 February 1934 1 December 1934 294 days Was murdered by an unknown assailant.
Stalin, JosephJoseph Stalin
(1878–1953)
10 February 1934 21 March 1939 5 years, 39 days
Yezhov, NikolaiNikolai Yezhov
(1895–1940)
1 February 1935 21 March 1939 6 years, 48 days Elected at the 4th Plenary Session.

Orgburo[edit]

Full[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration Note
Gamarnik, YanYan Gamarnik
(1894–1937)
10 February 1934 31 May 1937 3 years, 110 days
Yezhov, NikolaiNikolai Yezhov
(1895–1940)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Zhdanov, AndreiAndrei Zhdanov
(1896–1948)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Kaganovich, LazarLazar Kaganovich
(1893–1991)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Kirov, SergeiSergei Kirov
(1886–1934)
10 February 1934 1 December 1934 294 days
Kosarev, AlexanderAlexander Kosarev
(1903–1939)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days Was arrested on 28 November 1938 on counter-revolutionary charges.
Kuibyshev, ValerianValerian Kuibyshev
(1888–1935)
10 February 1934 25 January 1935 349 days
Stalin, JosephJoseph Stalin
(1878–1953)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Stetsky, AlekseyAleksey Stetsky
(1896–1938)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days Was arrested on 26 April 1938 on counter-revolutionary charges.
Shvernik, NikolayNikolay Shvernik
(1888–1970)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Andreyev, AndreyAndrey Andreyev
(1895–1971)
3 October 1935 22 March 1939 3 years, 170 days Appointed by questionnaire.
Mekhlis, LevLev Mekhlis
(1889–1953)
14 January 1938 22 March 1939 1 year, 67 days Elected by the 13th Plenary Session.

Candidates[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration Note
Kaganovich, MikhailMikhail Kaganovich
(1888–1941)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days Relieved of his duties at the 6th Plenary Session.
Krinitsky, AlexanderAlexander Krinitsky
(1894–1937)
10 February 1934 12 October 1937 5 years, 40 days Relieved of his duties at the 12th Plenary Session.