Presidential Council of the Soviet Union
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The Presidential Council was created in March 1990 to replace the Politburo as the major policymaking body in the USSR. According to article 127 in the Soviet constitution the job of the presidential council was "to implement the basic thrust of USSR's domestic and foreign policy and ensure the country's security". It was abolished on 26 December 1990. Only the writer Valentin Rasputin was a non-party member.
The members were as follows: