21st Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

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The 21st Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union took place in Moscow, USSR 27 January - 5 February 1959.[1] It was a mid-term or "Extraordinary" Congress, timed so that Khrushchev could try to consolidate his power over rivals after the attempted coup of the Anti-Party Group in 1957. The Seven-Year Plan of economic development was adopted.

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  1. ^ "Twenty-First Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union". The Great Soviet Encyclopedia. 1979.  Hosted by TheFreeDictionary.com.