Communist Party of The Soviet Union - Conventions (1917–1991)

Conventions (1917–1991)

Gathering Date Delegates
Notes
7th All-Russian Conference of the RSDRP(b) May 7–12, 1917 131 + 18
VI Congress of the RSDRP(b) August 8–16, 1917 157 + 110
VII Extraordinary Congress of the RKP(b) March 6–8, 1918 47 + 59
VIII Congress of the RKP(b) March 18–23, 1919 301 + 102
8th All-Russian Conference of the RKP(b) December 2–4, 1919 45 + 73
IX Congress of the RKP(b) March 29 – April 5, 1920 554 + 162
9th All-Russian Conference of the RKP(b) September 22–25, 1920 116 + 125
X Congress of the RKP(b) March 8–16, 1921 694 + 296 Factions formally banned in the Communist Party.
10th All-Russian Conference of the RKP(b) May 26–28, 1921 239
XI Congress of the RKP(b) March 27 – April 2, 1922 522 + 165
11th All-Russian Conference of the RKP(b) August 4–7, 1922 129 + 92
XII Congress of the RKP(b) April 17–25, 1923 409 + 417
13th Conference of the RKP(b) January 16–18, 1924 128 + 222
XIII Congress of the RKP(b) May 23–31, 1924 748 + 416
14th Conference of the RKP(b) April 27–29, 1925 178 + 392
XIV Congress of the VKP(b) December 18–31, 1925 665 + 641 Changes party name to "All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks)."
15th Conference of the VKP(b) October 26 – November 3, 1926 194 + 640
XV Congress of the VKP(b) December 2–19, 1927 898 + 771
16th Conference of the VKP(b) April 23–29, 1929 254 + 679
XVI Congress of the VKP(b) June 26 – July 13, 1930 1268 + 891
17th Conference of the VKP(b) January 30 – February 4, 1932 386 + 525
XVII Congress of the VKP(b) January 26 – February 10, 1934 1225 + 736 So-called "Congress of the Victors."
XVIII Congress of the VKP(b) March 10–21, 1939 1569 + 466
18th Conference of the VKP(b) February 15–20, 1941 456 + 138
XIX Congress of the CPSU October 5–14, 1952 1192 + 167 Changes party name to "Communist Party of the Soviet Union."
XX Congress of the CPSU February 14–25, 1956 1355 + 81 Many delegates hear so-called "Secret Speech" of N.S. Khrushchev.
Extraordinary XXI Congress of the CPSU January 27– February 5, 1959 1269 + 106 Timed to aid Khrushchev's consolidation of power after defeat of so-called "Anti-Party Group."
XXII Congress of the CPSU October 17–31, 1961 4394 + 405
XXIII Congress of the CPSU March 29 – April 8, 1966 4620 + 323
XXIV Congress of the CPSU March 30 – April 9, 1971 4740 + 223
XXV Congress of the CPSU February 24 – March 5, 1976 4998
XXVI Congress of the CPSU February 23 – March 3, 1981 5002
XXVII Congress of the CPSU February 25 – March 6, 1986 5000
XXVIII Congress of the CPSU July 2–13, 1990 Abolition of the political monopoly of the party, Boris Yeltsin exit from the party

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