26th Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

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The 26th Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was elected by the 26th Central Committee in the aftermath of the 26th Congress.

List of members[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration Note
Brezhnev, LeonidLeonid Brezhnev
(1906–1982)
3 March 1981 10 November 1982 1 year, 252 days Elected General Secretary at the 1st Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee. He died in office.
Andropov, YuriYuri Andropov
(1914–1984)
24 May 1982 9 February 1984 1 year, 261 days Elected General Secretary at the 4th Plenary Session, and to the Secretariat at the 3rd Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee. He died in office.
Chernenko, KonstantinKonstantin Chernenko
(1911–1985)
3 March 1981 10 March 1985 4 years, 7 days Elected General Secretary at the 8th Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee. He died in office.
Gorbachev, MikhailMikhail Gorbachev
(born 1931)
3 March 1981 6 March 1986 5 years, 3 days Elected General Secretary at the 11th Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee.
Dolgikh, VladimirVladimir Dolgikh
(born 1924)
3 March 1981 6 March 1986 5 years, 3 days
Kapitonov, IvanIvan Kapitonov
(1915–2002)
3 March 1981 6 March 1986 5 years, 3 days
Kirilenko, AndreiAndrei Kirilenko
(1906–1990)
3 March 1981 22 November 1982 1 year, 264 days Resigned at the 5th Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee.
Ligachev, YegorYegor Ligachev
(born 1920)
26 December 1983 6 March 1986 2 years, 70 days Elected at the 7th Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee.
Nikonov, ViktorViktor Nikonov
(born 1938)
23 April 1985 6 March 1986 317 days Elected at the 12th Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee.
Ponomarev, BorisBoris Ponomarev
(1905–1995)
3 March 1981 6 March 1986 5 years, 3 days
Romanov, GrigoryGrigory Romanov
(1923–2008)
15 June 1983 6 March 1986 2 years, 264 days Elected at the 6th Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee.
Ryzhkov, NikolaiNikolai Ryzhkov
(born 1929)
22 November 1982 15 October 1985 2 years, 327 days Elected at the 5th Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee and resigned at the 14th Plenary Session.
Rusakov, KonstantinKonstantin Rusakov
(1909–1993)
3 March 1981 6 March 1986 5 years, 3 days
Suslov, MikhailMikhail Suslov
(1902–1982)
3 March 1981 25 January 1982 328 days Died in office.
Yeltsin, BorisBoris Yeltsin
(1931–2007)
1 July 1985 6 March 1986 248 days Elected at the 12th Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee.
Zaykov, LevLev Zaykov
(1923–2002)
1 July 1985 6 March 1986 248 days Elected at the 12th Plenary Session of the 26th Central Committee.
Zimyanin, MikhailMikhail Zimyanin
(1914–1995)
3 March 1981 6 March 1986 5 years, 3 days

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