Stukalin, Boris Ivanovich
Born May 4, 1923, in the village of Chupovka, Kirsanov Raion, Tambov Oblast. Soviet state and party figure. Member of the CPSU since 1943.
The son of a peasant, Stukalin graduated from the Voronezh Pedagogical Institute in 1950. He joined the Soviet Army in 1941 and took part in the Great Patriotic War. Between 1946 and 1960 he engaged in party and journalistic work. Stukalin was a member of the administrative apparatus of the Central Committee of the CPSU from 1960 to 1963. He served as chairman of the State Committee on the Press of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR from 1963 to 1965; between 1965 and 1970 he was a deputy editor in chief and then first deputy editor in chief of the newspaper Pravda.
Stukalin was chairman of the Committee on the Press under the Council of Ministers of the USSR from 1970 to 1972. In 1972 he became chairman of the State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR (from 1978, the State Committee of the USSR) on Publishing, Printing, and the Book Trade. He was named a member of the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1976.
A deputy to the eighth through tenth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Stukalin has been awarded the Order of Lenin, two other orders, and various medals.