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Aleksey Grigorevich STAKHANOV

Distinguished miner of the Donbas

Aleksey STAKHANOV, USSR Distinguished miner of the Donbas. Order of Lenin. Member, Communist Party, since 1936.


STAKHANOV, Aleksey was born in 1905 in village Lugovaya, now Orel Oblast.


1936-1941 Moscow Industry Academy.


1935 on instructions from, Central Committee, All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks), under artifically created favorable conditions Stakhanov cut 102 tons of coal in one shift, when the norm was 7 tons. This served as basis for “Stakhanovite Movement” which established new higher output norms. September 1935 established new record of 227 tons in one shift.

1935 1st All-Union Conference of Stakhanovites was held in the Kremlin. This made “Stakhanovite Movement” an official and obligatory form of working organization, which resulted in increased output norms in 1936, 1937 and 1939. During World War II and post-war period “Stakhanovite Movement” gradually lapsed.

At present method in disuse and name withdrawn from Soviet lexicons. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1937 convocation. In 1950’s member, Editor Board, journal “Master uglya” (Coal Expert).

Since 1927 ponyman in Donbas mines. Since 1930 mining cutter. 1941-1942 Chief, Mine No.

31, Karaganda; since 1943 in USSR Minister of Coal Industry. Since 1957 in Donbas manag. posts.


Member, Communist Party, since 1936.


Member, Communist Party, since 1936.