Nikolaj Alexandrowitsch, 1895, 1975, sowj. Politiker; Marschall, 1947–49 Verteidigungs-Min., 1955–58 Min.-Präs.: 1958 aus allen Partei- u. Regierungsämtern entlassen.
(1895-1975) Soviet politician and military leader. His career began in 1918 when he joined the Cheka, the Soviet secret police. He helped to organize Moscow's defense in World War II, became a marshal of the USSR 1947, and was minister of defense 1947–49 and 1953–55. On the fall of Malenkov he became prime minister (chair of Council of Ministers) 1955–58 until ousted by Khrushchev.