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Ivan Alekseevich Likhachev

Ivan Likhachev, Politician, industrial manager.

Background

  • Likhachev, Ivan was born on June 15, 1896 in Ozertsy near Tula. Son of a peasant.

  • Career

    • Worked at the Putilov plant in Petersburg, 1908. During World War I, sailor in the Baltic fleet, 1914-1918. Joined the Communist Party, 1917.

      During the Civil War, member of the Red Guard, Cheka official, 1917-1921. After the Civil War, received a technical education at a mining and electrotechnical institute. Became famous as an energetic manager of the Moscow car works, 1926-1939 and 1940-1950.

      In 1939, Minister of Machine Building. From 1953, Minister of Road Transport of the USSR. In 1956, the Moscow car works ZIS (Zavod Imeni Stalina) was re-named after him ZIL (Zavod Imeni Likhacheva). This factory manufactures special black limousines for the Soviet elite.

    Religion

    As long as the public believes in religion, they will not attempt to make any genuine effort to understand and overcome the real source of their suffering.

    Views

    Communist Party of the Soviet Union is the guiding force of all socialist countries, and the nucleus of their political system.

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    Born June 15, 1896
    Died June 24, 1956
    (aged 60)
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