V. STEPANOV, USSR Deputy Chief Editor, and Editor, Dept for Propaganda of MarxistLeninist Theory, newspaper “Pravda”, since 1959. Candidate Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, since 1961.
Since 1923 studied at Moscow Musical Technicum; 1930 graduated Leningrad Conservatory
1954-1956 deputy, head, Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. 1956-1958 Head, Foreign Relations Board, USSR Minister of Culture. 1958 joined Editorial Board, “Pravda”.
1954 member, Soviet government delegation at celebration of 5th anniversary of Chinese People’s Republic. Special “Pravda” corresponding at 1959 Congress, Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party.