Vitaly FOKIN, USSR Admiral; Commander, Pacific Fleet, since 1958; Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, since 1961. Order of Lenin; four Order of Red Banner; other orders; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1927.
FOKIN, Vitaly was born in 1906 in village Vysokaya, now Kostroma Oblast.
1927 graduated Frunze Naval School.
During World War II commanded division of destroyers which convoyed Englich and American transports in North Sea. 1944 commanded squadron in Petsamo-Kirkenes operation. Delegation at 1959 Communist Party of the Soviet Union Congress.
Deputy, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Supreme Soviet of 1959 convocation. 1959 commanded detachment of Pacific Fleet. Acco panied Khrushchev on his latest tour of Pacific Fleet.