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Boris Ponomarev

Boris Ponomarev
Борис Пономарёв
Head of the International Department of the Central Committee
In office
21 February 1957 – 25 February 1986
Preceded by Post established
(himself as Department for Relations with Foreign Communist Parties head)
Succeeded by Anatoly Dobrynin
Head of the Department for Relations with Foreign Communist Parties of the Central Committee
In office
9 December 1955 – 21 February 1957
Preceded by Mikhail Suslov
Succeeded by Post abolished
(himself as International Department head and Yuri Andropov as Department for Relations with the Communist and Workers' Parties of the Socialist Countries head)
Candidate member of the 24th, 25th, 26th Politburo
In office
19 May 1972 – 25 February 1986
Member of the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Secretariat
In office
31 October 1961 – 25 February 1985
Personal details
Born (1905-01-17)17 January 1905
Shakhovskoye, Russian Empire
Died 21 December 1995(1995-12-21) (aged 90)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Citizenship Soviet
Nationality Russian
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Residence Kutuzovsky Prospekt
Profession Politician, historian

Boris Nikolayevich Ponomarev (Russian: Борис Николаевич Пономарёв) (January 17, 1905 - December 21, 1995) was a Soviet politician, ideologist, historian and member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. His patron in his rise to the politburo was Mikhail Suslov.

His name would more accurately be transliterated as "Ponomaryov," though the form "Ponomarev" has become more frequent.

From 1955 to 1986, he was chief of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee - and effectively in control of policy in the World Communist Movement. He occupied an office within Central Committee headquarters right up until the 1991 August Coup, which he is said to have supported.

He wrote The History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1962.[1]



  1. ^ Banerji, Arup (2008). Writing History in the Soviet Union: Making the Past Work. Berghahn Books. ISBN 9788187358374. p. 148.

External links

  • Russian Academy of Sciences: Profile

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