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Aleksei Aleksandrovich Kuznetsov

politician

Aleksei Kuznetsov, USSR Politician.

Background

Kuznetsov, Aleksei was born on February 20, 1905 in Borovichi. Son of a worker.

Career

Komsomol leader in Novgorod and Leningrad, 1924-1932. 2nd secretary of the Leningrad Communist Party obkom, 1937-1938. Secretary of the Leningrad Communist Party city cttee.

(gorkom), 1938-1945. One of the organizers of defence during the World War II Siege of Leningrad. Ltgeneral, 1943. 1st secretary of Leningrad gorkom and obkom, 1945-1946. Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1946-1949.

One of the main victims of the Leningrad Affair, a post-World War II Stalin-Beria purge involving several thousands of party workers.