|Chief of the International Department; Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
9 December 1955 – 25 January 1982
|General Secretary||Leonid Brezhnev|
|Preceded by||Mikhail Suslov|
|Succeeded by||Anatoly Dobrynin|
17 January 1905|
Shakhovskoye, Russian Empire
|Died||21 December 1995
Moscow, Russian Federation
|Political party||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
Boris Nikolayevich Ponomarev (Russian: Борис Николаевич Пономарёв) (January 17, 1905 - December 21, 1995) was a Soviet politician, ideologist and historian, and a 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 1960.
- "Comrades, I can understand your view of Australia as a country of little importance to your concerns ... You are wrong ... You must understand that if we wish to control Asia we must first control Australia."