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Member of the Soviet Politburo

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lavrenty Beria
Government
29-Mar-1899 23-Dec-1953 Chief of the NKVD, 1940-46
Felix Dzerzhinsky
Government
11-Sep-1877 20-Jul-1926 The Black Pope of Bolshevism
Andrei Gromyko
Politician
5-Jul-1909 2-Jul-1989 Cold War Foreign Minister of the USSR
Alexei Kosygin
Head of State
20-Feb-1904 18-Dec-1980 Premier of the Soviet Union, 1964-80
Yegor Ligachev
Politician
29-Nov-1920   Former Politburo hardliner
Anastas Mikoyan
Politician
25-Nov-1895 21-Oct-1978 Knew where the shrimps stay in winter
Vyacheslav Molotov
Government
9-Mar-1890 8-Nov-1986 Stalin's right-hand-man
Nikolai Podgorny
Head of State
18-Feb-1903 11-Jan-1983 President of the USSR, 1965-77
Nikolai Ryzhkov
Politician
28-Sep-1929   Soviet Premier, 1985-91
Eduard Shevardnadze
Head of State
25-Jan-1928   President of Georgia, 1995-2003
Nikolai Tikhonov
Politician
14-May-1905 1-Jun-1997 Premier of the Soviet Union, 1980-85
Boris Yeltsin
Head of State
1-Feb-1931 23-Apr-2007 First president of post-Soviet Russia
Grigory Zinoviev
Government
23-Sep-1883 25-Aug-1936 Old Bolshevik executed during the Great Purge


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