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Andrey Januaryevich Vyshinsky
Birth: Dec. 10, 1883
Death: Nov. 22, 1954

Soviet Jurist, Diplomat. He studied law at the University of Kiev, joined the Social Democratic Party, and fought in the Bolshevik ranks during the Russian Civil War (1918 to 1920). His rise under dictator Joseph Stalin was swift. Vyshinsky became Deputy State Prosecutor in 1933, and Chief Prosecutor of the Soviet Union in 1935. In this capacity he was Stalin's top legal aide in the political purges of the 1930s, as well as the main prosecutor at the Moscow treason trials (1936 to 1938). These resulted in the elimination of most of Lenin's surviving lieutenants, and the replacement of the USSR's old Communist Party with a new one loyal only to Stalin. In 1938 he was appointed Vice Premier. As Deputy Commissar for Foreign Affairs from 1940 to 1949, Vyshinsky represented the Soviet Union on Allied commissions for the Mediterranean and Italy, and Soviet interests in the Balkans, forcing King Michael of Romania to appoint a pro-Communist as premier by threatening military reprisals. A prominent figure in the United Nations, he acquired a reputation for biting wit as well as for the violence of his attacks on the United States. Vyshinsky was Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union from 1949 to 1953, when he was succeeded by Molotov and became permanent Soviet delegate to the United Nations. He would serve in this position until his death. (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) 
 
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Kremlin Wall
Moscow
Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
 
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Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Dec 12, 2009
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Andrey Januaryevich Vyshinsky
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- poddop
 Added: Nov. 23, 2014
Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Dec. 15, 2013

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 Added: Nov. 22, 2013
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