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Ivan Mikhailovich Maiskii

diplomat , politician

Ivan Maiskii, USSR Diplomat, politician.


Maiskii, Ivan was born on January 19, 1884 in Kirillov, Vologda Gouvernement.


Graduated from Munich University in 1912.


Joined the social democratic movement in the 1900s. Expelled in 1902 from Petersburg University and exiled to Omsk, Siberia. Menshevik, 1903. Emigrated, lived in Switzerland in 1908.

Lived in England until 1917, studied the trade union movement. Returned to Russia in 1917, left the Menshevik Party in 1920. Diplomat from 1922. Ambassador to Finland, 1929-1932, Ambassador to Britain, 1932-1943.

Was very popular during World War II (nicknamed ‘pussy face’ Maiskii) Deputy Foreign Minister and head of the Allied reparations commission, 1943-1946. Took part in the Yalta and Potsdam conferences in 1945. Academician, 1946.


As long as the public believes in religion, they will not attempt to make any genuine effort to understand and overcome the real source of their suffering.


Communist party could initiate policies in the name of the society because it knows what the best is for its progress and development.