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The office was called First Secretary from 1953-66 but otherwise was known as the General Secretary.

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1922 - 1953
   secretary of the communist party was   
Joseph Stalin
1953 - 1964
   secretary of the communist party was   
Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev
1964 - 1982
   secretary of the communist party was   
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev
1982 - 1984
   secretary of the communist party was   
Yuriy Vladimirovich Andropov
1984 - 1985
   secretary of the communist party was   
Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko
1985 - 1991
   secretary of the communist party was   
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
1991
   secretary of the communist party was   
Vladimir Ivashko
He was elected Deputy General Secretary, another name for deputy leader, at the 28th Party Congress. Ivashko became acting General Secretary following Gorbachev's resignation, but by then the Party was politically impotent and on 29 August 1991 it was banned.


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