The structure of government and Party in the 1920s

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The Party dominated  the state

  • The Politburo made key decisions and increasingly took power from the Sovnarkom
  • The Central Committee ran Party affairs when congresses were not sitting and discussed and voted on key Party issues
  • Congress debated issues facing the Party and voted on main policies as well as electing members of the Central Committee and Politburo
  • Party secretaries at city/provincial level were often very powerful
  • The Central Executive Committee had little power
  • The All-Russian Congress of Soviets met…


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