- Petro Shelest
Petro Yukhymovych Shelest ( _uk. Петро Шелест) (
14 February, 1908- 22 January, 1996) was the First Secretary of the Communist party in the Ukrainian SSR (a position roughly equivalent to that of a governor of a US state or province), a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Unionand a deputy of the Supreme Soviet.
Petro Shelest was born in a peasant Ukrainian family in a village near
Kharkivin 1908.In 1928 he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Unionand in 1935 graduated from Mariupol'Metallurgical Institute.
Between 1943 and 1954 Shelest was a chief manager of several large factories in Leningrad and
Kiev.Between 1954 and 1962 he was the mayor of Kiev 1962 and became secretary of the Ukrainian Communist party.Soon he was promoted to the top position of first secretary of the Communist party of Ukrainian SSR and led it between 1963 and 1972. During his tenure and well-controlled encouragement, there occurred a brief but strong flowering of Ukrainian regional culture. In 1972 he became deputy chairman of Sovmin(Soviet of the Ministers in USSR).Awarded Hero of Socialist Laborhonorary title in 1968. In 1973 Petro Shelest was forced into retirement by Leonid Brezhnev.
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