Pamfilov, Konstantin Dmitrievich

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Pamfilov, Konstantin Dmitrievich


Born May 25, 1901, in the village of Mamonovo, Smolensk Province; died May 2, 1943, in Moscow. Soviet statesman and managerial figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1918. Son of an office worker.

Pamfilov held military, soviet, and party posts in the Civil War of 1918–20. He participated in the suppression of the Kronstadt revolt of 1921. After studying at the department of Soviet law at Moscow University from 1924 to 1927, he held responsible positions in the Moscow City soviet. He was chief of the Central Housing Board of the People’s Commissariat of the Economy of the RSFSR in 1937. Pamfilov was appointed people’s commissar of municipal services of the RSFSR in 1938 and served as deputy chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR from 1940 to 1942.

At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War (1941–45), Pamfilov carried out important assignments concerning the relocation of industry and the evacuation of the population to the eastern regions of the country. He became acting chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR in May 1942. He was a deputy to the first convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR. The Academy of Municipal Services in Moscow has been named after Pamfilov. Pamfilov is buried in Red Square at the Kremlin Wall.

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