Mikhailov, Vasilii Mikhailovich
Born 1894 in Moscow; died Sept. 26, 1937. Soviet party official. Member of the Communist Party from 1915. Son of a printer.
Mikhailov worked for Sytin’s printing establishment from 1912 and participated in the publication of the Bolshevik journal Golos pechatnogo truda (Voice of Printing). He was a member of the Moscow soviet in 1917. After the October Revolution of 1917, Mikhailov was a member of the Moscow party committee and chairman of the cheka of the Gorodskoi Raion in Moscow; he was engaged in political work in the Red Army from 1918 to 1920. He was secretary of the Central Committee of the RCP (Bolshevik) in 1921–22 and served as secretary of the Moscow Committee of the RCP(B) in 1922–23, secretary of the Zamoskvorech’e raion committee of the party in 1923–24, and secretary of the Moscow Committee of the ACP (Bolshevik) and chairman of the Moscow city council of trade unions from 1925 to 1929. In 1929 he became deputy chief of construction of the Dnieper Hydroelectric Power Plant, and in 1932 chief of construction of the Palace of Soviets in Moscow.
Mikhailov was a delegate to the Tenth through Seventeenth Party Congresses. Mikhailov was elected a member of the Central Committee at the Tenth and Twelfth through Fifteenth Congresses and a candidate member of the Central Committee at the Eleventh, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Congresses. He was awarded the Order of Lenin.