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Ivan Mikhaylovich MAYSKY

Ivan MAYSKY, USSR Dipl, and historian. Full member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1946; Head, Group for the Study of Spanish History, Institute of History, USSR Academy of Science, since 1957. Order of Lenin; two Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1921.

Background

  • MAYSKY, Ivan was born in 1884.

  • Education

    • Studied at St. Petersburg University but expelled for participation in revolutionary movement. Received his higher education in Munich.

    Career

    • Since 1899 in revolutionary movement. 1903-1918 member, Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party (Mensheviks). Participated in 1905-1907 Revolution.

      Arrested and exiled; 1908-1917 ernigr6 in Switzerland, Germany and England. 1919-1920 participated in expedition to Mongolia. 1922-1923 Head, Press Deputy, USSR Popular Commissariat of Foreign Affairs.

      1925-1927 counselor, USSR Plenipotentiary Representative Authority in London. 1927-1929 counselor, USSR Plenipotentiary Representative Authority in Tokio. 1929-1932 USSR Plenipotentiary Representative in Finland.

      1932-1943 USSR Ambassador in England. 1943-1946 USSR Deputy Popular Commissar of Foreign Affairs. 1936-1939 simultaneously USSR representative, London Committee Non-Intervention in Spanish Affairs.

      1939 Chairman, 105th session of the Council of the League of Nations. 1941 participated in Allied Conference in London. 1945 participated in Yalta and Potsdam Big Three Conferences.

      1945 Chairman, Allied Reparations Commission, Moscow. Signed treaties and agreements: 1932 Soviet-Finnish NonAgression Pact. 1934 Soviet-British Trade Agreement.

      1937 agreement with Britain on the limitation of naval armaments. 1942 agreement on the establishment of diplomatic relations with Canada.

    Politics

    Member, Communist Party, since 1921.

    Religion

    Religious moral codes pervert people outside their group as less moral. Thus, religion is socially divisive and its effect is harmful for society.

    Views

    Every person has rights to express his or her opinion, but the opinion could be expressed if it was in accordance with the general interests of Soviet society.

    Membership

    Member, Communist Party, since 1921.
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    Born 1884
    Nationality

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