The communist political systems had a special and unique character: the nomenklatura system. Every party committee had a document called 'cadre jurisdictional list' containing a set of positions of different organisations from social, political, economic, cultural areas. According to the lists the party committees had right to appoint the nominees to the positions. In every 3-4 years the Central Committee accepted a resolution about these lists. The paper examines the phenomenon of the nomenklatura system based on the party resolutions.