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Malenkov, Georgi Maksimilianovich

Georgi Maksimilianovich Malenkov (gāôr´gē mäksĬmĬlyä´nəvĬch məlyĬnkôf´), 1902–88, Soviet Communist leader. He rose to prominence through the party secretariat and was a trusted aide of Joseph Stalin. In 1946, he became a full member of the politburo and a deputy premier. He succeeded Stalin as premier in Mar., 1953, and was also very briefly first secretary of the Communist party. However, Nikita Khrushchev replaced him as party head. Malenkov's premiership was marked by a conciliatory foreign policy and by the curtailment of the power of the secret police. In Feb., 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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Malenkov, Georgi Maksimilianovich

Malenkov, Georgi Maksimilianovich (1902–88) Soviet statesman, prime minister (1953–55). Malenkov succeeded Stalin as prime minister and leader of the Communist Party. Nikita Khrushchev succeeded Malenkov as party leader and, in 1955, he also lost the premiership. Implicated in an unsuccessful coup against Khrushchev in 1957, he was sent to manage a power station in Siberia. He was expelled by the party in 1961.

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