First Secretary of the Moscow Communist Party
The First Secretary of the Moscow
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 gorkom of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
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was the position of highest authority in the city of Moscow roughly equating to that of mayor
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. The position was created on November 10, 1917, following the October Revolution
October Revolution
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 and abolished on August 24, 1991 although most authority was lost in June that year to the position of Mayor of Moscow. The First Secretary was a de-facto appointed position usually by the Politburo
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 or the General Secretary
General Secretary
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 himself. The First Secretary exercised a large influence throughout the Soviet Union
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List of First Secretaries of the Communist Party of Moscow

Name Term of Office Life years
Start End
Vadim Podbelskiy November 10, 1917 April 12, 1918 1887-1920
Dominik Yefremov April 12, 1918 September 07, 1918 1883-1925
Vladimir Zagorsky September 07, 1918 September 25, 1919 1883-1919
Dominik Yefremov October 1919 November 1919 1883-1925
Aleksandr Myasnikov November 1919 April 1920 1886-1925
Iosif Pyatnitsky April 1920 November 1920 1882-1938
Fedor Sergeyev (Artem)
Fyodor Sergeyev
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November 1920 March 1921 1883-1921
Isaak Zelensky March 1921 August 20, 1924 1890-1938
Nikolai Uglanov
Nikolai Uglanov
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August 20, 1924 November 27, 1928 1886-1937
Vyacheslav Molotov
Vyacheslav Molotov
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November 27, 1928 August 15, 1929 1890-1986
Karl Bauman August 15, 1929 July 12, 1930 1892-1937
Lazar Kaganovich
Lazar Kaganovich
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July 12, 1930 January 1934 1893-1991
Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev
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January 1934 January 27, 1938 1894-1971
Aleksandr Ugarov February 11, 1938 September 19, 1938 1900-1939
Aleksandr Shcherbakov
Aleksandr Shcherbakov
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December 02, 1938 May 10, 1945 1901-1945
Georgy Popov May 10, 1945 February 12, 1950 1906-1968
Ivan Rumyantsev February 12, 1950 July 1952 1913-1994
Ivan Kapitonov August 1952 March 29, 1954 1915-2002
Yekaterina Furtseva November 17, 1954 June 30, 1957 1910-1974
Vladimir Ustinov
Vladimir Ustinov
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June 30, 1957 March 04, 1960 1907-1971
Pyotr Demichev
Pyotr Demichev
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March 04, 1960 November 01, 1962 1918-
Nikolay Yegorychev November 01, 1962 October 04, 1967 1920-2005
Viktor Grishin
Viktor Grishin
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October 04, 1967 December 23, 1985 1914-1992
Boris Yeltsin
Boris Yeltsin
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December 23, 1985 November 11, 1987 1931-2007
Lev Zaykov November 11, 1987 November 21, 1989 1923-2002
Yury Prokofyev November 21, 1989 August 24, 1991 1939-
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