23rd Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

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The 23rd Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was elected by the 23rd Central Committee in the aftermath of the 23rd Congress.

List of members[edit]

Rank Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration Note
1 Brezhnev, LeonidLeonid Brezhnev
(1906–1982)
8 April 1966 9 April 1971 5 years, 2 days Elected General Secretary at the 1st Plenary Session.
7 Andropov, YuriYuri Andropov
(1914–1984)
8 April 1966 21 June 1967 1 year, 75 days Resigned from his seat at the 5th Plenary Session.
5 Demichev, PyotrPyotr Demichev
(1918–2000)
8 April 1966 9 April 1971 5 years, 2 days
9 Kapitonov, IvanIvan Kapitonov
(1915–2002)
8 April 1966 9 April 1971 5 years, 2 days
10 Katushev, KonstantinKonstantin Katushev
(1927–2010)
10 April 1968 9 April 1971 2 years, 364 days Elected at the 7th Plenary Session.
4 Kirilenko, AndreiAndrei Kirilenko
(1906–1990)
8 April 1966 9 April 1971 5 years, 2 days
11 Kulakov, FyodorFyodor Kulakov
(1918–1978)
8 April 1966 9 April 1971 5 years, 2 days
8 Ponomarev, BorisBoris Ponomarev
(1905–1995)
8 April 1966 9 April 1971 5 years, 2 days
12 Rudakov, AleksandrAleksandr Rudakov
(1910–1966)
8 April 1966 10 June 1966 63 days Died after a prolonged battle with illness.
3 Shelepin, AlexanderAlexander Shelepin
(1918–1994)
13 December 1966 26 September 1967 287 days Elected at the 4th Plenary Session. Relieved of his duties at the 6th Plenary Session.
13 Solomentsev, MikhailMikhail Solomentsev
(1913–2008)
13 December 1966 9 April 1971 4 years, 117 days Elected at the 4th Plenary Session.
2 Suslov, MikhailMikhail Suslov
(1902–1982)
8 April 1966 9 April 1971 5 years, 2 days
6 Ustinov, Dmitriy Dmitriy Ustinov
(1908–1984)
8 April 1966 9 April 1971 5 years, 2 days

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