Inner composition elected by the Central Committee of the 17th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks)

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17th Politburo, Secretariat and Orgburo
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Duration 10 February 1934 – 22 March 1939
General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Second Secretary Vyacheslav Molotov (Jul.– Dec. 1930)
Lazar Kaganovich (1930–1934)
Politburo membership 12 full & 9 candidates
Secretariat membership 6 members
Orgburo membership 12 full & 2 candidates

By election of inner composition we are referring to the election of party officials to the Politburo, Secretariat and the Orgburo at the 1st Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the 17th Congress of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks).

Politburo[edit]

Full[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration
Andrey Andreyev
(1895–1971)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Kliment Voroshilov
(1881–1969)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Lazar Kaganovich
(1893–1991)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Mikhail Kalinin
(1875–1946)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Sergey Kirov
(1886–1934)
10 February 1934 1 December 1934 294 days
Stanislav Kosior
(1889–1939)
10 February 1934 3 May 1938 4 years, 82 days
Valerian Kuybyshev
(1888–1935)
10 February 1934 25 January 1935 349 days
Vyacheslav Molotov
(1890–1986)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Grigory Ordzhonikidze
(1886–1937)
10 February 1934 18 February 1937 3 years, 8 days
Joseph Stalin
(1878–1953)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Anastas Mikoyan
(1895–1978)
1 February 1935 22 March 1939 4 years, 49 days
Vlas Chubar
(1891–1939)
1 February 1935 16 June 1938 3 years, 135 days

Candidates[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration
Anastas Mikoyan
(1895–1978)
10 February 1934 1 February 1935 356 days
Grigory Petrovsky
(1878–1958)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Pavel Postyshev
(1887–1939)
10 February 1934 14 January 1938 3 years, 338 days
Jānis Rudzutaks
(1887–1938)
10 February 1934 26 May 1937 3 years, 105 days
Vlas Chubar
(1891–1939)
10 February 1934 1 February 1935 356 days
Andrei Zhdanov
(1896–1948)
1 February 1935 22 March 1939 4 years, 39 days
Robert Eikhe
(1890–1940)
1 February 1935 29 April 1938 3 years, 77 days
Nikolai Yezhov
(1895–1940)
12 October 1937 3 March 1939 1 year, 142 days
Nikita Khrushchev
(1894–1971)
1 February 1935 22 March 1939 4 years, 39 days

Secretariat[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration Note
Andrey Andreyev
(1895–1971)
28 February 1935 21 March 1939 4 years, 21 days Elected at the 5th Plenary Session.
Andrei Zhdanov
(1896–1948)
10 February 1934 21 March 1939 5 years, 39 days
Lazar Kaganovich
(1893–1991)
10 February 1934 21 March 1939 5 years, 39 days
Sergey Kirov
(1886–1934)
10 February 1934 1 December 1934 294 days Was murdered by an unknown assailant.
Joseph Stalin
(1878–1953)
10 February 1934 21 March 1939 5 years, 39 days
Nikolai Yezhov
(1895–1940)
1 February 1935 3 March 1939 4 years, 30 days Elected at the 4th Plenary Session.

Orgburo[edit]

Full[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration Note
Yan Gamarnik
(1894–1937)
10 February 1934 31 May 1937 3 years, 110 days
Nikolai Yezhov
(1895–1940)
10 February 1934 3 March 1939 5 years, 21 days
Andrei Zhdanov
(1896–1948)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Lazar Kaganovich
(1893–1991)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Sergei Kirov
(1886–1934)
10 February 1934 1 December 1934 294 days
Alexander Kosarev
(1903–1939)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days Was arrested on 28 November 1938 on counter-revolutionary charges.
Valerian Kuybyshev
(1888–1935)
10 February 1934 25 January 1935 349 days
Joseph Stalin
(1878–1953)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Aleksey Stetsky
(1896–1938)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days Was arrested on 26 April 1938 on counter-revolutionary charges.
Nikolay Shvernik
(1888–1970)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Andrey Andreyev
(1895–1971)
10 March 1935 22 March 1939 4 years, 12 days Appointed by questionnaire.
Lev Mekhlis
(1889–1953)
14 January 1938 22 March 1939 1 year, 67 days Elected by the 13th Plenary Session.

Candidates[edit]

Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Duration Note
Mikhail Kaganovich
(1888–1941)
10 February 1934 22 March 1939 5 years, 40 days
Alexander Krinitsky
(1894–1937)
10 February 1934 12 October 1937 3 years, 244 days Relieved of his duties at the 12th Plenary Session.