Alexander Voznesensky

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Alexander Alexeyevich Voznesensky (Russian: Александр Алексеевич Вознесенский) (March 5, 1898—October 28, 1950) was a Soviet economist, brother of Nikolai Voznesensky.

Born in the village of Golovkino in Novosilsky Uyezd of Tula Governorate (now in Oryol Oblast), he spent his childhood in Chern. In 1917, he enrolled at the Petrograd Institute of History and Philology; in 1921, he joined the Social Sciences Faculty of Petrograd University, graduating in 1923, and soon began to teach. He was a member of the Communist Party since 1927.[1]

He served as the rector of Leningrad State University from 1941 to 1948 and in the spring of 1942 he organized the evacuation of the university to Saratov. In 1947, Voznesensky was elected to the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union and in 1948 was appointed Minister of Education of the Russian SFSR. On August 19, 1949, he was arrested on charges of treason, participation in a counterrevolutionary organization, and anti-Soviet agitation (the Leningrad Affair). Convicted and executed in 1950, he was rehabilitated on May 14, 1954.