Pavel Prokkonen

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Pavel Prokkonen
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Karelo-Finnish SSR
In office
1940–1947
Succeeded by Voldemar Virolainen
In office
1950–1956
Preceded by Voldemar Virolainen
Succeeded by Ivan Stepanovich Belyayev
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Karelian ASSR
In office
16 July 1956 – 18 July 1979
Preceded by Otto Ville Kuusinen (SSR)
Succeeded by N. Kalinin
Personal details
Born Pavel Stepanovich Prokofiev
(1909-07-16)July 16, 1909
Klyushina Gora, Olonets Governorate
Died July 18, 1979(1979-07-18) (aged 70)
Petrozavodsk, Karelian ASSR
Political party Communist Party of the Karelo-Finnish SSR, CPSU

Pavel Stepanovich Prokkonen (Russian: Павел Степанович Прокконен; 16 July 1909 – 18 July 1979), born Prokofiev (Russian: Проко́фьев), was a Karelian Soviet politician. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Council of the People's Commissars of the Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic (1940–1947) and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic (1950–1956) ("prime minister" of the Republic). Prokkonen was also the Minister of Karelian Affairs for the Finnish Democratic Republic during the Winter War in 1940 (under the name Paavo Prokkonen)

After the Karelo-Finnish SSR was incorporated into the Russian SFSR as the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1956, Prokkonen was the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1956–1979).

Pavel Prokkonen was awarded the Order of Lenin twice, the Order of the Patriotic War second class once, the Order of the Red Banner of Labour twice, and the Order of the Badge of Honor twice.[citation needed]

Written works[edit]

  • Geroizm naroda v dni voiny: Vospominaniia, (1974) D811.5 .P73 1974

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