Vyacheslav Molotov Biography
(1st Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1942 – 1957))
Birthday: March 9, 1890 (Pisces)
Born In: Sovetsk, Russia
Vyacheslav Molotov was a Soviet politician and diplomat who played a leading role in the Soviet government from the 1920s. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs for several years and as a major spokesman for Soviet Union at Allied conferences during and immediately after the Second World War. Born in a village in the Russian Empire, he joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party during his teenage years. He was soon attracted towards the Bolshevik faction of the organization, which was headed by the famous communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. Molotov showed great administrative abilities and his revolutionary activities got him arrested multiple times. After Lenin’s death, he became a staunch supporter of Joseph Stalin. He eventually became the Chairman of the ‘Council of People's Commissars’, a post equivalent to the Prime Minister of the Soviet Union. He served in the post for more than a decade. Later, when Stalin became the chairman of the Council of Affairs, Molotov served as its deputy chairman. Known for his diplomatic skills, he was involved with negotiations with the Western Allied Forces after the Second World War. Though he still retained his position as a Soviet Diplomat after the War, he later lost Stalin’s favor. However, even after Stalin’s death, he continued to defend Stalin’s policies and legacy till his own death at the age of 96.