Grigorii Borisovich Eidinov
Eidinov, Grigorii Borisovich
Born Aug. 28 (Sept. 10), 1908, in Baku; died May 2,1977, in Minsk. Soviet party and state figure. A leader of the partisan movement in Byelorussia during the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45. Member of the CPSU from 1927.
The son of a worker, Eidinov graduated from the Higher Party School Under the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1958. Beginning in 1928, he engaged in work for the Komsomol and the party in Moscow and Byelorussia. From 1940 to 1944 he was secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Byelorussia (Bolshevik). In 1942, Eidinov headed the northwest command group of the Central Committee and of the Council of Peoples Commissars (CPC) of the Byelorussian SSR set up to organize partisan detachments and the party underground in occupied Byelorussia. From 1942 to 1944 he was first deputy chief of the Byelorussian headquarters of the partisan movement.
In 1944, Eidinov became deputy chairman of the Byelorussian CPC (renamed the Council of Ministers in 1946) and chairman of the Gosplan (State Planning Committee of the Byelorussian SSR). In 1948 he took up an administrative position on the staff of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR. He served as a deputy to the second convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Eidinov was awarded the Order of Lenin, three other orders, and various medals.