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Nikolay Aleksandrovich BULGANIN

Nikolay BULGANIN, USSR Marshal of the Soviet Union since 1947. Party and government official; former Chairman, USSR Council of Ministers, 1955-1958; 1939-1961 Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party; member, Political Bureau, and then Presidium, Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1948-1959; retired since 1959. Member, Communist Party, since 1917.

Background

  • BULGANIN, Nikolay was born in 1895 in Nizhniy-Novgorod, now Gorky.

  • Career

    • 1918-1922 worked for Extraordinary Commission against Counter-revolution, Sabotage and Speculation in Nizhniy-Novgorod, then in Moscow and Turkestan under command of Dzerzhinsky,^Chairman of the Extraordinary Commission against Counter-revolution, Sabotage and Speculation. 1922-1927 executive posts in Higher Economics Council. 1927-1930 Director, Moscow electrical power plant.

      1931-1937 Chairman, Moscow City Soviet. 1934-1939 candidate member of the Central Committee, All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks). 1937 Chairman, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Council of Popular Commissar.

      1938-1941 Deputy Chairman, USSR Council of Popular Commissar, and simultaneously Chairman, USSR State Bank. At the start of World War II executive political work in Soviet Army. 1941_44 member, Military Council, Western Front, then Second Baltic and First Belarusian Fronts.

      Since 1942 Lieutenant-General. 1944, as Colonel-General, representative at Polish Committee of National Liberation, Lublin. 1944-1946, as Army General, USSR Deputy Popular Commissar of Defense and member, State Committee Defense.

      1946-1947 USSR First Deputy Minister of Armed Forces. 1946-1948 candidate Political Bureau member of the Central Committee, All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks). 1947-1949 USSR Minister of Armed Forces.

      1947-1955 simultaneously Deputy Chairman, USSR Council of Ministers. 1953-1955 USSR Minister of Defense. 1955-1959 Chairman, USSR Council of Ministers, Chairman, USSR State Bank, then Chairman, Stavropol Regional Economic Council.

      For supporting “antiParty group of Molotov, Malenkov and Kaganovich” dismissed from Presidium, at September 1958 Plenum of Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. At December 1958 Plenum of Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, repented his connections with this group. Absent from 1959 Communist Party of the Soviet Union Congress.

      1954 accompanied Khrushchev to China. 1955 visited Afghanistan, India and Burma. Took part in Geneva Four-Power Conference of Heads of Government.

      1957 visited England. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1958 convocation.

    Politics

    Member, Communist Party, since 1917.

    Membership

    Member, Communist Party, since 1917.
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