Leonid Melnikov

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Leonid Melnikov
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine
In office
16 December 1949 – 4 June 1953
Preceded by Nikita Khrushchev
Succeeded by Alexei Kirichenko
Full member of the 19th Presidium
In office
16 October 1953 – 6 March 1953
Candidate member of the 19th Presidium
In office
6 March 1953 – 7 July 1953
Personal details
Born 31 May [O.S. 18 May] 1906
Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 16 April 1981(1981-04-16) (aged 74)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Nationality Soviet
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Leonid Georgievich Melnikov (Russian: Леонид Георгиевич Мельников; 18(31) May 1906 – 16 April 1981) was a Soviet politician and diplomat.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Post established
Chairman of Committee in Supervision for Work Safety
1966–1981
Succeeded by
Ivan Vladychenko
Preceded by
Post established
Minister of Construction of the Coal Industry
1955–1957
Succeeded by
Post abolished
Preceded by
Anatoliy Lavrentiev
Soviet Ambassador to Romania
1953–1955
Succeeded by
Aleksei Yepishev
Party political offices
Preceded by
Nikita Khrushchev
1st Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine
1949–1953
Succeeded by
Aleksei Kirichenko
Preceded by
Mikhail Drozhin
1st Secretary of the Communist Party of Stalino Oblast
1944–1947
Succeeded by
Aleksandr Struyev
Preceded by
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1st Secretary of the Communist Party of Karaganda Oblast
1942–1944
Succeeded by
Gregory Galaydin
Preceded by
Semyon Zadiochenko
1st Secretary of the Communist Party of Stalino Oblast (acting)
1941–1942
Succeeded by
German occupation