In the spring of 1953, before the battle, in the Presidium of the CPSU Central Committee of ten members, only one of Beria came from the union republic, and of the four candidates for two more - Bagirov and ... Melnikov. Thirteen years later, shortly after Khrushchev's removal, on a pinnacle of power has radically changed. It expresses in a distinctive, yet the conventional balance of power. Of the nineteen members and candidate members of the Politburo for ten people, t. E. Slightly more than half, were representatives of the Communist Parties of the Union republics, their spokesmen was purely regional interests. And after fourteen years before the collapse of the USSR, the latter accounted for two-thirds of sixteen of twenty-four.