Anastas Mikoyan

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Anastas Mikoyan
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union
In office
15 July 1964 – 9 December 1965
Preceded by Leonid Brezhnev
Succeeded by Nikolai Podgorny
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union
In office
28 February 1955 – 15 July 1964
Premier Nikolai Bulganin
Nikita Khrushchev
Preceded by Nikolai Bulganin
Succeeded by Mikhail Pervukhin
Minister of Foreign Trade
In office
24 August 1953 – 22 January 1955
Premier Georgy Malenkov
Preceded by Dmitry Pavlov
Succeeded by Basil Lark
In office
29 January 1938 – 4 March 1949
Premier Vyacheslav Molotov
Preceded by Mikhail Menshikov
Succeeded by Evgeny 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 25 November 1895(1895-11-25)
Sanahin, Yelizavetpol Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 21 October 1978(1978-10-21) (aged 82)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Citizenship Soviet
Nationality Armenian
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Spouse(s) Ashkhen Mikoyan (née Tumanyan)
Children Sergo, Stepan, Vano, Vladimir1
Occupation Civil servant, statesman
Religion Armenian Apostolic
1 Vladimir was killed in the fighting during the Battle of Stalingrad.

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.

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