Ivan POLYAKOV, First Secretary, Gomel Oblast Committee Belarusian, since 1957. Member, Central Committee, Communist Party Belarusian, since 1956; candidate Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, since 1961. Order of Lenin, 1958; medal “For Valiant Labor’’, 1959. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
Until 1957 Chairman, Executive Committee, Gomel Oblast Soviet of Workers’ Deputy. Deputy and Presidium member, Belarusian Supreme Soviet of 1955 convocation. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1958 convocation.