Central Committee elected by the 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks)

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Central Committee elected
by the 8th Congress
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From left to right, top row: Ivar Smilga, Vasily Schmidt, Sergey Zorin. Middle row, left to right: Grigory Evdokimov, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Mikhail Kalinin, Pyotr Smorodin. Upper row: Pavel Malkov, Eino Rahja, Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev, Pyotr Zalutsky, Jacob Drobnis, Mikhail Tomsky, Moisei Kharitonov, Adolph Joffe, David Riazanov, Alexey Badayev, Leonid Serebryakov, Mikhail Lashevich.
Delegates of the 8th Party Congress
Duration 23 March 1919 – 5 April 1920
Executive Secretary Elena Stasova (1919)
Nikolay Krestinsky (1919)
Inner-groups Politburo: 6 full & 3 candidates
Secretariat: 3 members
Orgburo: 9 full & 1 candidates
Apparatus Seven bureaus, six departments and one administrative post
Members 19 full and 8 candidates

The Central Committee (CC) composition was elected by the 8th Congress, and sat from 23 March 1919 until 5 April 1920, the CC 1st Plenary Session renewed the composition of the Politburo, Secretariat and the Organizational Bureau (OB) of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks).

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Venus symbol Indicates that the individual is female.
BY Birth year.
DY Death year.
PM Party membership (when the individual joined the party).
PB Politburo member.
SC Secretariat member.
OB Orgburo member.
PB(C), SC(C), OB(C) The "(C)" in these initials refers to "Candidate member"

Plenums[edit]

Members[edit]

Full[edit]

Name
Cyrillic
BY DY PM Ethnicity Portrait First post held
(during term)
CIM
Beloborodov, AlexanderAlexander Beloborodov
Александр Белобородов
1891 1938 1907 Russian
Chairman, Executive Committee of the Vyatsk Regional Soviet OB
Bukharin, NikolaiNikolai Bukharin
Никола́й Буха́рин
1888 1938 1906 Russian Editor-in-chief, Pravda PB(C)
Dzerzhinsky, FelixFelix Dzerzhinsky
Фе́ликс Дзержи́нский
1877 1926 1906 Polish People's Commissar for Internal Affairs of the Russian SFSR
Chairman, All-Russian Emergency Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage
OB
Evdokimov, GrigoryGrigory Evdokimov
Григорий Евдокимов
1884 1936 1903 Russian Commissioner of Industry, Provincial Union of Communes
Kalinin, MikhailMikhail Kalinin
Михаил Калинин
1875 1946 1898 Russian Member, Board of the People's Commissariat for Food of the Russian SFSR PB(C), OB
Kamenev, LevLev Kamenev
Лев Ка́менев
1883 1936 1901 Russian Chairman, Executive Committee of the Moscow Regional Soviet PB, OB
Krestinsky, NikolayNikolay Krestinsky
Никола́й Крести́нский
1883 1938 1901 Russian People's Commissar for Finance of the Russian SFSR PB, SC, OB
Lenin, VladimirVladimir Lenin
Владимир Ленин
1870 1924 1898 Russian Chairman, Council of People's Commissars of the Russian SFSR
Chairman, Council of Labor and Defense of the Russian SFSR
PB
Muranov, MatveiMatvei Muranov
Матвей Муранов
1873 1959 1904 Ukrainian Instructor to the Central Committee OB(C)
Radek, KarlKarl Radek
Карл Радек
1885 1939 1903 Lithuanian Head, Press Department of the Council of People's Commissars of the Russian SFSR
Rakovsky, ChristianChristian Rakovsky
Христиан Раковский
1873 1941 1917 Bulgarian Chairman, Provisional Workers' and Peasants' Government of Ukraine OB
Serebryakov, LeonidLeonid Serebryakov
Леонид Серебряков
1890 1937 1905 Russian Member, Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the Moscow Regional Soviet OB
Smilga, IvarIvar Smilga
Ивар Смилга
1892 1938 1907 Latvian Member, Revolutionary Military Council of the Eastern Front
Stalin, JosephJoseph Stalin
Ио́сиф Ста́лин
1878 1953 1898 Georgian People's Commissar for Nationalities PB, OB
Stasova, ElenaElena Stasova
Еле́на Ста́сова
1873 1966 1898 RussianVenus symbol Chair, Secretariat PB, SC, OB
Stučka, PēterisPēteris Stučka
Пётр Сту́чка
1865 1932 1906 Latvian Chairman, Council of People's Commissars of the Latvian SSR
Tomsky, MikhailMikhail Tomsky
Михаил Томский
1880 1936 1904 Russian Chairman, All-Russian Central Council of Trade Unions
Member, Presidium of the All-Russian Central Council of Trade Unions
Trotsky, LeonLeon Trotsky
Лев Тро́цкий
1879 1940 1917 Russian People's Commissar for Military and Naval Affairs
Chairman, Revolutionary Military Council
PB, OB
Zinoviev, GrigoryGrigory Zinoviev
Григо́рий Зино́вьев
1883 1936 1901 Russian Chairman, Executive Committee of the Petrograd Regional Soviet
Chairman, Executive Committee of the Petrograd City Soviet
PB(C)

Candidates[edit]

Name
Cyrillic
BY DY PM Ethnicity Portrait First post held
(during term)
Bubnov, AndreiAndrei Bubnov
Андрей Бубнов
1884 1938 1903 Russian Chairman, Executive Committee of the Kiev Regional Soviet
Daniševskis, JūlijsJūlijs Daniševskis
Владимир Милютин
1884 1937 1906 Latvian Portrait of Jūlijs Kārlis Daniševskis.jpg Deputy Chairman, Council of People's Commissars of the Latvian SSR
Mickevičius-Kapsukas, VincasVincas Mickevičius-Kapsukas
Владимир Милютин
1880 1935 1906 Lithuanian Vincas Mickevičius-Kapsukas.jpg Chairman, Council of People's Commissars of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
Schmidt, VasilyVasily Schmidt
Сергей Чуцкаев
1886 1938 1905 Russian Member, Presidium of the All-Russian Central Council of Trade Unions
Sergeyev, "Artyom" Fyodor"Artyom" Fyodor Sergeyev
Фёдор Серге́ев
1895 1921 1914 Russian Deputy Chairman, Provisional Workers' and Peasants' Government of Ukraine
Smirnov, IvanIvan Smirnov
Иван Смирнов
1881 1936 1899 Russian Member, Siberian Bureau
Vladimirsky, MikhailMikhail Vladimirsky
Михаи́л Влади́мирский
1874 1951 1898 Russian Chairman, Central Executive Committee of the All-Russian Congress of Soviets
Yaroslavsky, YemelyanYemelyan Yaroslavsky
Емельян Ярославский
1878 1943 1898 Russian Party Commissioner responsible for Red Army Mobilization

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General[edit]

Plenary sessions, apparatus heads, ethnicity (by clicking on the individual names on "The Central Committee, elected VIIIth Congress of the RCP (B) 23/3/1919 members" reference), the Central Committee full- and candidate membership, Politburo membership, Secretariat membership and Orgburo membership were taken from these sources:

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