Obscure Soviet Leaders

There are 7 "main" Soviet leaders that Jetpunk recognises- but can you name the more obscure ones?
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Last updated: March 16, 2017
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Architect of October Revolution, Stalin's rival, murdered in 1940
Leon Trotsky
Regarded as first Soviet head of state, rumored to be involved in assasination attempt on Lenin in 1918
Yakov Sverdlov
Nominal successor of Lenin
Alexei Rykov
Stalin's supporter, then rival, Moscow Party leader
Lev Kamenev
Stalin's supporter, then rival, Leningrad Party leader
Grigory Zinoviev
Stalin's supporter, then rival, called "the favorite of the whole Party" by Lenin
Nikolai Bukharin
Took power after Stalin, murdered in 1953
Lavrentiy Beria
Nominal successor of Stalin, member of "Anti-Party Group"
Georgy Malenkov
Member of ''Anti-Party Group", former "Foreign Minister"
Vyacheslav Molotov
Member of ''Anti-Party Group", former "Economy Minister"
Lazar Kaganovich
Torn between "Anti-Party Group" and Khrushchev, nominal premier, dismissed in 1958
Nikolai Bulganin
Nominal head of state, member of "Anti-Party Group", dismissed in 1960
Kliment Voroshilov
Army leader, supported Khrushchev against "Anti-Party Group", but lost against him in a power struggle in 1957
Georgy Zhukov
Supported Khrushchev against the "Anti-Party Group", nominal head of state, dismissed in 1965
Anastas Mikoyan
Member of the Troika that threw Khrushchev out, nominal head of state
Nikolai Podgorny
Supported Khrushchev in the 1950s, then became a member of the Troika that threw him out, nominal premier
Alexei Kosygin
De-facto ruler of the USSR when Andropov fell sick, afterwards supported Chernenko
Nikolai Tikhonov
Leader of the coup against Gorbachev in 1991
Gennady Yanayev
Regarded by some as the "secret mastermind of the 1991 coup", Chairman of the Supreme Soviet
Anatoly Lukyanov
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