Chaplin, Boris Nikolaevich
Born Sept. 8,1931, in Moscow. Soviet diplomat. Candidate of technical sciences (1963), do-cent. Member of the CPSU since 1961.
Chaplin is the son of an office worker. After graduating from the Moscow Mining Institute in 1955, he worked as a foreman and head of a section at mines in the Kuznetsk Coal Basin. From 1965 to 1968 he was second secretary of the Oktiabr’skii raion committee of the CPSU in Moscow, and from 1968 to 1974 he was first secretary of the Cheremushki raion committee of the CPSU in Moscow. In 1974, Chaplin was named ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the USSR to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (until 1976, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam). He became a candidate member of the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1976.
Chaplin received the State Prize of the USSR in 1967, and he has been awarded three orders and various medals.