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Vasilii Pavlovich Mzhavanadze

Vasilii Mzhavanadze, USSR Politician.

Background

  • Mzhavanadze, Vasilii was born on September 20, 1902 in Kutaissi. Son of a worker.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Lenin Military Political Academy, 1937.

    Career

    • Political officer in the Red Army during World War II. 1st secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in Georgia, 1953-1972. Non-voting member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1957-1966, and of the Politburo, 1966-1972. Accused of corruption.

      Retired, 1972. Replaced by Shevardnadze.
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    Born September 20, 1902
    Died September 5, 1988
    (aged 85)
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