Mikhail Yefremov (politician)

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Mikhail Yefremov
Михаил Ефремов
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Soviet Ambassador to Austria
In office
10 March 1975 – 24 October 1986
Preceded by Averky Aristov
Succeeded by Gennady Shikin
Soviet Ambassador to East Germany
In office
30 October 1971 – 7 March 1975
Preceded by Peter Abrassimov
Succeeded by Peter Abrassimov
Personal details
Born Mikhail Timofeyevich Yefremov
22 May 1911
Nikolayevsk, Samara Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 19 March 2000(2000-03-19) (aged 88)
Moscow, Russia
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Alma mater Kuybyshev Industrial Institute

Mikhail Timofeyevich Yefremov (Russian: Михаил Тимофеевич Ефремов; 22 May [O.S. 9 May] 1911 – 19 March 2000), was a Soviet politician and diplomat.[1]

In 1931 he graduated from the Samara Electro-Technical School and went on to work in the Chief Inspectorate of the Samara Energy Plant from 1931—1933. After serving in the Red Army from 1993—1934, he studied at the Kuybyshev Industrial Institute from 1938—1941.[1]

From 1943 to 1951 he served in various positions of the Kuybyshev Regional Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks), and served as First Secretary of the same Committee from October 1952 to December 1959.[1]

From 1959 until 1965 he served in various positions of the CPSU when from 13 November 1965 he became Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, a position he held under 29 October 1971.[1]

In 1971 he was accorded the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and his first diplomatic posting came when he was presented his Letter of Credence in East Berlin on 30 October 1971 as the Ambassador of the Soviet Union to East Germany. He was Ambassador to East Germany until 7 March 1975, when on 10 March 1975 he began his next posting as Ambassador of the Soviet Union to Austria. He served as Soviet ambassador in Vienna until his retirement on 26 October 1986.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Ефремов Михаил Тимофеевич (in Russian). Справочник по истории Коммунистической партии и Советского Союза 1898 - 1991. Retrieved 2009-03-11.  (Archived at WebCite)