Boris Ivanovich Stukalin

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.

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Passenger brought off from the Lusitania in a private tug.
The general came into the same opinion; so that for a long time there was a majority against you; but his majesty resolving, if possible, to spare your life, at last brought off the chamberlain.
Ruffling, and swelling, and snorting, and slapping their breasts, and brandishing their arms, they would vociferate all their exploits; reminding the Blackfeet how they had drenched their towns in tears and blood; enumerate the blows they had inflicted, the warriors they had slain, the scalps they had brought off in triumph.
This adroit Canadian employed his time in preparing the viands and meat that he had brought off the island.
She jested with him, and told him she supposed he had not much to lose; he put his hand to his fob, and with his fingers felt that his purse was there, which fully satisfied him, and so she brought off his money.
As soon as they came within call of the ship, he made Robinson hail them, and tell them they had brought off the men and the boat, but that it was a long time before they had found them, and the like, holding them in a chat till they came to the ship's side; when the captain and the mate entering first with their arms, immediately knocked down the second mate and carpenter with the butt-end of their muskets, being very faithfully seconded by their men; they secured all the rest that were upon the main and quarter decks, and began to fasten the hatches, to keep them down that were below; when the other boat and their men, entering at the forechains, secured the forecastle of the ship, and the scuttle which went down into the cook-room, making three men they found there prisoners.
And it brought off a man that soared up the gangway three jumps at a time he was that eager to get aboard.
Well, you wouldn't think it, but I have a fairly complete list of the people who were at the various functions under cover of which these different little coups were brought off.