Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (or Politburo, Russian: Политбюро, IPA: [pəlʲɪtbʲʊˈro]; abbreviated: Политбюро ЦК КПСС, Politbyuro TsK KPSS) was the highest policy-making authority within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. It was founded in October 1917, and refounded in March 1919, at the 8th Congress of the Bolshevik Party. It was known as the Presidium from 1952 to 1966. The existence of the Politburo ended in 1991 upon the breakup of the Soviet Union.
|General Secretary||Elena Stasova (first)|
Mikhail Gorbachev (last)
|Elected by||Central Committee|
|Kremlin Senate, Moscow, Russian SFSR|