Politburo

A politburo (/ˈpɒlɪtbjʊər/) or political bureau is the executive committee for communist parties.[1] It is present in most former and existing communist states.

The Soviet Politburo passes a resolution to execute 346 "enemies of the CPSU and the Soviet Government" who led "counter-revolutionary, pro-trotskyist, plotting and spying activities", signed by secretary Stalin, 17 January 1940