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Orgburo

 

(Organizational Bureau of the Central Committee of the ACP [B]), a former executive organ of the party’s Central Committee (CC). Established in January 1919, the Orgburo was charged with the general supervision of the party’s organizational work. Its basic functions included selection of cadres, assignment of responsibilities to cadres, and verification of the fulfillment of party decisions. In addition, the Orgburo was responsible for the maintenance of correct relations between party organizations, on the one hand, and state organizations, trade unions, youth groups, and other similar organizations, on the other. Finally, it was assigned the tasks of refining the structure of party organs, ensuring that party units reported on their activities, and overseeing the flow of information within the party.

Initially, Orgburo membership was limited to five members of the CC. Beginning in 1921, however, it was expanded, and thereafter it varied in number. The Nineteenth Congress of the CPSU (1952) decided to abolish the Orgburo and to concentrate the ongoing organizational work of the CC in the Secretariat of the CC of the CPSU.

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Institutions such as the Orgburo, Rabkrin and the Control Commissions were used to police 'correct consciousness' within the party, while notions of 'left' and 'right' were used to portray those who rejected the party line as ideological deviants.
The GPU begs the Central Committee to revise the decisions of the Orgburo of 10 May 1922.
In particular, he shows that the competences, rules, and way of functioning of such major party organs as the Orgburo and Politburo were blurred, and personal interventions and decisions made in Stalin's office or at his dacha were of crucial importance.
For example, in 1920 Viacheslav Molotov tried to mock Aleksei Rykov and Mikhail Tomskii for being regularly late at Orgburo meetings (113).
62) In the minutes of the Orgburo for 9 October 1922, however, there is no hint that the idea came from Mikoian.
67) The Orgburo accepted the commission's proposal.
It was apparently Zhdanov who had raised objections to the promiscuous use of terms like "Kuz'ma Kriuchkovisln" at a meeting of the Orgburo on the eve of the resolution--see RGALI f.
The main decision levels concerned with the "Baltic question" were the Orgburo and the Secretariat of the Central Committee.
Kremlevskii kinoteatr presents 394 documents--some of them published for the first time, some reprinted--selected from the depositories of the Politburo, the Orgburo, Stalin's chancellery, the Literature and Arts and Agitprop departments of the Central Committee, the State Committee on Defense (GKO), and the personal files of Stalin, Voroshilov, Malenkov, and Molotov.
The letter was no less than an ominous and direct challenge from the party secretary of Petrograd oblast and a member of the Central Committee's Orgburo.
By 31 August 1923, an acceptably edited version was reviewed and approved by the Orgburo of the Central Committee.