Andrey Andreyevich Andreyev
|Chairman of the Soviet of the Union|
15 December 1938 – 12 March 1946
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Andrei Zhdanov|
|People's Commissar for Transport|
2 October 1931 – 28 February 1935
|Preceded by||Moses Ruhimovich|
|Succeeded by||Lazar Kaganovich|
|People's Commissar for Workers' and Peasants' Inspectorate|
22 November 1930 – 9 October 1931
|Preceded by||Grigoriy Ordzhonikidze|
|Succeeded by||Jānis Rudzutaks|
30 October 1895|
Sytschewov, Smolensk Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||5 December 1971
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
Andrey Andreyevich Andreyev (Russian: Андре́й Андре́евич Андре́ев; 30 October 1895 – 5 December 1971) was a Soviet politician.
He was a member of the Politburo from 1932 until 1952. Andreyev was a Chairman of the Soviet of the Union from 1938 until 1946 and later directed the party's Control Commission (until 1952). In 1949 he was briefly People's Commissar for Agriculture. This was also the year of the Leningrad case for which Andreyev built up a case against Nikolai Voznesensky, accusing him of losing 526 documents from Gosplan.
Dismissed from Politburo during 1952 when he was completely deaf, he remained a vice-premier of the Soviet government but ultimately lost his positions during 1953 after the Central Committee Plenary Meeting (convened immediately after Lavrentiy Beria's dismissal) where he blamed Beria in criticizing Stalin (in other words, declared his disapproval of the party policy towards "destalinization").
When Andreyev died neither Leonid Brezhnev, the General Secretary of the CPSU, or Alexei Kosygin, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers bothered to attend his funeral. He loved the music of Tchaikovsky, mountaineering and nature photography.
Honours and awards
He sponsored the construction of the AA-20 locomotive, which was named after him as a result.
- Stalin's Hammer
- Simon Sebag Montefiore, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, page 533
- Simon Sebag Montefiore, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, page 529
- Stalin - Speech at the CC of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
- Mawdsley, Evan; White, Stephen (2000). The Soviet elite from Lenin to Gorbachev: the Central Committee and its members, 1917–1991. Oxford University Press. p. 145. ISBN 0-19-829738-6.
- Simon Sebag Montefiore, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, page 224