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Boris Aleksandrovich Balashov
Бори́с Алекса́ндрович Балашо́в
Born (1927-12-07)December 7, 1927
Saratov, USSR
Died January 20, 1974(1974-01-20) (aged 46)
Moscow, USSR
Resting place Moscow, Russia
Occupation journalist, Editor-in-Chief
Language Russian
Nationality USSR
Citizenship USSR
Education Diploma of Higher Education
Alma mater Saratov State University
Subject philately

Boris Aleksandrovich Balashov (7 December 1927 – 20 January 1974) was Editor-in-Chief of the Soviet magazine "Filateliya SSSR" ("Philately of the USSR").


Born in 1927 in the family of a worker. He started working at one of the Saratov plants, where he worked as a planer and, then, as an electrician.

After graduating from the Saratov State University, he was on the leading Komsomol work as a division head of the Saratov Regional Committee of VLKSM (Komsomol), and the editor of a provincial youth newspaper “Komsomolets”.

From 1958 to 1961, he worked as a head of the Press Section and, then, as a head deputy of the Propaganda and Agitation Division of the Central Committee of VLKSM.

At the later phase of his life, he was an Editor-in-Chief deputy and Editor-in-Chief for three Soviet magazines including "Filateliya SSSR" (1968–1974).

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