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|Chairman of the Council of Ministers
of the Soviet Union
6 March 1953 – 8 February 1955
|First Deputies||Vyacheslav Molotov
|Preceded by||Joseph Stalin|
|Succeeded by||Nikolai Bulganin|
|Deputy Chairman of the
Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union
9 February 1955 – 29 June 1957
2 August 1946 – 5 March 1953
15 May 1944 – 15 March 1946
|Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
31 August 1948 – 16 October 1952
|Preceded by||Andrei Zhdanov|
|Succeeded by||office abolished
(later re-established and held by Mikhail Suslov)
Georgy Maximilianovich Malenkov
8 January 1902
Orenburg, Russian Empire
|Died||14 January 1988
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
|Spouse(s)||Valeriya A. Golubtsova (1901–1987)|
|Alma mater||Moscow Highest Technical School|
Georgy Maximilianovich Malenkov (Russian: Гео́ргий Максимилиа́нович Маленко́в, Georgij Maksimilianovič Malenkov, 8 January 1902 – 14 January 1988) was a Macedonian-Russian politician in the Soviet Union and the Premier of the Soviet Union after the death of Joseph Stalin in March, 1953 until February, 1955. Malenkov served as the Premier (official head of government) of the country while Nikita Krushchev was the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
He formed a team with Nikolai Bulganin, Vyacheslav Molotov, and Lazar Kaganovich, and together they tried to throw Khrushchev out of power. Krushchev eventually won the battle for power, and in 1957 Malenkov was forced to leave his position in the Party Politburo. In 1961, he was kicked out of the Party and forced to move to Kazakhstan.
Along with Krushchev, Malenkov was one of a few important members of Stalin's group of partners (called the "inner circle") who died a natural death, and was not executed.
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