Andrej Aleksandrovich ZHDANOV
Copyright © 2001 by Hugo S. Cunningham.
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Derived in part from Jeanne [Dzhin] Vronskaya and Vladimir Chuguev [Chuguyev], Kto Est' Kto v Rossii i Byvshem SSSR ["Who's Who in Russia and the Former USSR"], "Terra," Moskva, 1994.
Copyright © 1992 by Jeanne Vronskaya and Vladimir Chuguev.
Zhdanov, Andrej Aleksandrovich
26 Feb 1896 -- 31 Aug 1948.
Born in Mariupol'. Joined Bolsheviks in 1915.
Member of the Central Committee during Collectivization (1930).
After assassination of Kirov, was appointed his replacement as Party chief in Leningrad.
Member of Politburo 1939.
After WW II, subjected leading writers (Zoshchenko, Akhmatova) to attack. As a Stalinist authority on culture, he became eponymous for a reactionary period, the "Zhdanovshchina."
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