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Boris Nikolaevich Chaplin

diplomat , state official

Boris CHAPLIN, diplomatist. CPSU since 1961; of CPSU since 1976.

Background

Chaplin, Boris was born on September 8, 1931 in Moscow. Son of Nikolai Chaplin, Secretary-General of the Cen.

Education

Graduated from the Moscow Mining Institute, 1955.

Career

Committee of the Komsomol during the 1930s. Mining

engineer, 1955-1957. Researcher at the Skachinskii Institute of Mining Works of the Academy of Sciences, 1957-1961.

Deputy Secretary, later Secretary, of the Party Committee of the Mining Institute, 1961-1965. Senior party posts in Moscow, 1961-1968, including the post of 1st Secretary of the Cheremushki Raikom, Moscow. In 1974 responsible for the so-called Bulldozers Art Exhibition, when the police and Committee for State Security smashed artists’ works using bulldozers.

The case attracted bad international publicity. Fired from his post. USSR Ambassador to Vietnam, 1974-1986. Deputy Foreign Minister from May 1986.

Candidate member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Religion

The hierarchical structure of most religions is anti-democratic, and thus offends basic human rights.

Views

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union is the leading and guiding force of Soviet society, and the nucleus of its political system, of all state and public organizations.

Membership

CPSU since 1961; of CPSU since 1976.