Ivan BOLSHAKOV, USSR Deputy Chairman, State Commission for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, USSR Soviet of Ministers, since 1960. Member, Communist Party, since 1918.
BOLSHAKOV, Ivan was born in 1902 in Tula.
Graduated Plekhanov Institute of National Economics, Moscow, and Economics Institute of Red Professor.
1916-1922 worker, Tula Arms Plant. 1931-1939 successively consultant, Deputy Charg6 d’Affaires and Charg6 d’Affaires, USSR Council of Popular Commissar. Since 1939 Chairman, Corat for Cinematography, USSR Council of Popular Commissar.
Since 1946 USSR Minister of Cinematography. Since 1953 USSR Deputy Minister of Culture. 1954-1959 USSR Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade.
1955 member, Soviet trade delegation India. 1956 member, Soviet government delegate to Leipzig. 1957 member, Soviet government delegation Cairo.
1958 headed Soviet government and trade delegation Ulan-Bator. 1958 headed delegation United States of America to discuss exchange of exhibitions.