Anastas Mikoyan

Russian revolutionary and Soviet statesman (1895-1978)

Anastas Hovhannesi Mikoyan (Armenian: Անաստաս Հովհաննեսի Միկոյան, Anastas Hovhannesi Mikoyan; Russian: Анаста́с Ива́нович Микоя́н; 25 November [O.S. 13 November] 1895 – 21 October 1978) was an Armenian Old Bolshevik and Soviet statesman during the Stalin and Khrushchev years.

Anastas Mikoyan
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Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union
In office
15 July 1964 – 9 December 1965
Preceded byLeonid Brezhnev
Succeeded byNikolai Podgorny
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union
In office
28 February 1955 – 15 July 1964
PremierNikolai Bulganin
Nikita Khrushchev
Preceded byNikolai Bulganin
Succeeded byMikhail Pervukhin
Minister of Foreign Trade
In office
24 August 1953 – 22 January 1955
PremierGeorgy Malenkov
Preceded byDmitry Pavlov
Succeeded byBasil Lark
In office
29 January 1938 – 4 March 1949
PremierVyacheslav Molotov
Preceded byMikhail Menshikov
Succeeded byEvgeny Chvyalev
Full member of the Politburo
In office
1 February 1935 – 8 April 1966
Candidate member of the Politburo
In office
23 July 1926 – 1 February 1935
Personal details
Born(1895-11-25)25 November 1895
Sanahin, Yelizavetpol Governorate, Russian Empire
Died21 October 1978(1978-10-21) (aged 82)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union
Spouse(s)Ashkhen Mikoyan (née Tumanyan)
ChildrenSergo, Stepan, Vano, Vladimir1
OccupationCivil servant, statesman
1 Vladimir was killed in the fighting during the Battle of Stalingrad.

It was told that, during Khrushchev time, he was the second most powerful man in the Soviet Union.