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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_leaders_of_the_Soviet_Union

Under the 1977 Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the Chairman ... The post of General Secretary lacked clear guidelines of succession, so after the death or removal of a Soviet ... of the Soviet Union would assume the office, though the Soviet Union collapsed before this was actually tested.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heads_of_state_of_the_Soviet_Union

Succession, President of the Russian Federation. The Constitution of the Soviet Union recognised the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and the ... Before that time, the 1918 Constitution of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic was ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_of_states

One of this federation's constituent republics, the Russian Federation ... they claimed continuity directly from their pre-1940 status.

www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russian-federation/1953-07-01/struggle-soviet-succession

JOSEPH STALIN was dead six hours and ten minutes before the Kremlin flag was lowered and the radio announced that the Dictator was no more. In an age of  ...

soviethistory.msu.edu/1924-2/lenins-succession

The struggle to succeed Lenin which commenced even before his death in January 1924 rocked the Communist Party to its foundations and had immense ...

www.jstor.org/stable/125599

months before Lenin's stroke. *This article is ... pre-eminence while Lenin still lived facilitated the effort to keep the ... The Soviet Succession: Lenin and Stalin.

www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/15203970152521881

1. the influence of the post-Stalin succession struggle on Soviet policy to- ..... The ten members of the CPSU Presidium are listed in the order pre- sented at the ...

digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1469&context=auilr

Soviet Union and the United States,' the dissolution of the Soviet Un- ..... ately before the date of succession of States was a dependent territory for the interna-.

www.britannica.com/biography/Leon-Trotsky

Jun 30, 2016 ... Shortly before this, in Paris, Trotsky had met and married Natalya Sedova .... of eventual succession to the leadership of Russia became urgent.

link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11212-014-9213-2

Dec 23, 2014 ... Continuity and succession in contemporary Russian philosophy ..... the general rule—a fairly free style of philosophising in pre-Soviet period.