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Stepan H. Akopov

Stepan H. Akopov (14 (26) December 1899, Tbilisi - August 9, 1958, Moscow), was born in a family of Armenian merchants. Educated at the Moscow Institute of Mechanical Engineering Bauman (1931). * 1919-1921 - Organizer and Secretary of the Communist Youth of Georgia. Since October 1919 a member of the CPSU (b) .* 1921-1922 - head of department, executive secretary of the Tbilisi City Committee of Youth of Georgia .* 1922-1924 - student of the Moscow Institute of Mechanical Engineering name NE Bauman * In January 1924 transferred to the apparatus of the Bauman district committee of the RCP (b) (Moscow). He worked as instructor and deputy director of the organization and distribution department.

* In February 1927 the head of institutional distribution department Zvenygorodska ukoma CPSU (b) of the Moscow region. * 1928-1931 - student of Moscow Institute of Mechanical Engineering Bauman * From 1931 to Podil's'kyi cracking electric locomotive plant: engineer, foreman, head. production department, deputy. technical director, technical director. * 1935-1936 - the service trip to the United States .* 1936-1937 - Director Podolsky cracking Electric Locomotive Plant.

1937-1939 - Director of Uralmashzavod .* Since February 1939 Deputy Commissar of Heavy Machinery of the USSR .* From May to October 1940 - 1 st vice. People's Commissar of Heavy Machinery of the USSR. * From October 1940 - 1st Vice-Commissar of Medium Machine Building USSR (i.e., armaments) .* 1941-1946 - People's Commissar of Medium Machine Building USSR.

From the very start of the war, the difficult task arose of shifting from the frontline areas the major enterprises, workers, engineers and technicians. Leadership over the implementing of these measures was entrusted to the Evacuation Council established on 24 June 1941 (chairman N. M. Shvernik, deputies A. N. Kosygin and M. G. Pervukhin).

Evacuation was carried out according to a precise plan. From July through November 1941, some 1,523 industrial enterprises were relocated to the East (667 to the Urals, 224 to Western Siberia, 78 to Eastern Siberia, 308 to Central Asia and Kazakhstan and 226 to the Volga). As a total during the second half of the year, according to incomplete data, the equipment of 2,593 industrial enterprises was moved from the threatened areas. The members of the VKP(b) Central Committee and government S. A. Akopov, B. L. Vannikov, V. V. Vakhrushev, A. N. Kosygin, V. A. Malyshev, M. G. Pervukhin, I. F. Tevosyan, D. F. Ustinov, A. I. Shakhurin and others were concerned with the questions of relocating and reestablishing the enterprises arriving in the rear of the nation. According to Soviet practice, the notice is signed by the most important man of the group.

* 1946-1947 - Commissar (Minister), the automotive industry in the USSR. Russia's 1945 five year plan for the automotive industryj detailed of which were made public in November 1945 would see the Soviet Union manufacturing cars and trucks in such volume that it may compete seriously with the United States and Great Britain for the world market. Already a large industry, the nation's automotive plants would be increased from three to four times their present size by the end of this five year planf according to S.R.Akopov, commissar of the medium machine building industry. The Russians said the Gorki plant which made great numbers of tanks during the war, will be stepped up to an output of more automobiles.

* 1947-1950 - Minister of automobile and tractor industry in the USSR. * Since April 1950 the Deputy Minister for Agricultural Engineering of the USSR - Head of Combine industry .* 1-st Deputy Minister (March 1953) and Minister (June 1953 - April 1954) Engineering of the USSR. * Since April 1954 the Minister of automotive, tractor and agricultural machinery of the USSR.

* In July 1955 pensioner union values. He died 10 August 1958.

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