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Aleksandr Nikolaevich Shelepin

Aleksandr SHELEPIN, USSR Party and government official. Secretary, Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, since 1961; Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, since 1952. Order of Lenin, 1957; Order of Red Star; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

Background

  • SHELEPIN, Aleksandr was born in 1918 in Voronezh.

  • Education

    • Studied at the Moscow Institute of History, Philosophy and Literature, 1936-1939.

    Career

    • 1954 directed mobilization of 350,000 Communist Youth League members for development of virgin and long-fallow lands. 1956 supervised mobilization of 300,000 youths and girls for “building Communism” in Siberia, northern USSR and Far East. 1957 organized dispatch of 650,000 Communist Youth League secondary school leavers to work in stock-raising.

      Initiated “voluntary” monetary contributions by Communist Youth League members for benefit of government (3 billion rubles for 40th Anniversary of October Revolution. 5 billion rubles for 13th All-Union Communist Youth League Congress), as well as militarization of Communist Youth League and enlistment of all Communist Youth League members for Voluntary Society for Cooperation with the Army, Air Force and Navy activities. Member, Editor Commission, 1956 Communist Party of the Soviet Union Congress, and member, Commission for Examining Amendments and Additions to the 1956 Communist Party of the Soviet Union Congress Draft Directive on the 6th Five Year Plan for Development of USSR Economics.

      1958 member, Central Commission for Elections to USSR Supreme Soviet. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1954 and 1958 convocation. Member, Commission for Foreign Affairs, Soviet of Nationalities, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1954 convocation.

      1959 Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, and USSR Supreme Soviet delegation Peking for 10th anniversary of Chinese Popular Republic. 1936-1939 took part in purges. Was Secretary, Communist Youth League Organization, Moscow Institute of History, Philosophy and Literature.

      1939-1940 in Soviet-Finnish War. 1940-1943 instructor, then Seer, and Head,Department of Propaganda and Agitation, Moscow City Committee, All-Union Communist Youth League. 1943-1952 Secretary, Central Committee, All-Union Communist Youth League.

      1945-1953 simultaneously member, All-Union Committee Physical Training and Sport, USSR Soviet of Ministers. 1952-1958 First Secretary, Central Committee, All-Union Communist Youth League. 1958-1961 Chairman, State Security Committee, USSR Soviet of Ministers.

    Politics

    Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

    Membership

    Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
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