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 Georgi Maksimilianovich Malenkov

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Georgi Maksimilianovich Malenkov

  • Birth 8 Jan 1902 Orenburg, Orenburg Oblast, Russia
  • Death 14 Jan 1988 Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
  • Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
  • Memorial ID 45394193

Soviet Premier, Communist Party Leader. He rose to prominence through the party Secretariat and was a trusted aide of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. In 1946, Malenkov became a full member of the Politburo and a Deputy Premier. He succeeded Stalin as Premier in March of 1953, and was also very briefly First Secretary of the Communist Party. However, Nikita Khrushchev replaced him as Party chief. Malenkov's premiership was marked by a conciliatory foreign policy and by the curtailment of the power of the secret police. In February of 1955 he was forced to resign, assuming blame for the failure of the government's agricultural policy; he was succeeded by Nikolai Bulganin, whom Khrushchev supported for the post. In 1957, Malenkov was removed from all important posts for his role in the "antiparty faction" opposing Khrushchev. He was expelled from the party in 1961.

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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 13 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45394193
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Georgi Maksimilianovich Malenkov (8 Jan 1902–14 Jan 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45394193, citing Kuntsevo Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .