Rusakov, Konstantin Viktorovich
Born Dec. 18 (31), 1909, in the city of Toropets, in what is now Kalinin Oblast. Soviet party and state figure. Hero of Socialist Labor (1979). Member of the CPSU since 1943.
The son of a peasant, Rusakov graduated from the M. I. Kalinin Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1930. From 1930 to 1939 he held a series of engineering and management positions in construction trusts in Leningrad, Leninakan, and Irkutsk. From 1939 to 1953 and from 1955 to 1957, Rusakov occupied a series of posts at the People’s Commissariat (from 1946, the Ministry) of the Fishing Industry of the USSR; after serving on the staff of the ministry, he held the offices of deputy minister, first deputy minister, and minister.
From 1953 to 1955, Rusakov was a member of the staff of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. He was in the diplomatic service from 1958 to 1960 and was also ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the USSR to the Mongolian People’s Republic from 1962 to 1964.
Rusakov was a member of the administrative apparatus of the Central Committee of the CPSU from 1960 to 1962 and again for a period beginning in 1964. He served as head of a department of the Central Committee from 1968 to 1972 and as assistant to the general secretary of the Central Committee from 1972 to 1977. In 1977, Rusakov was made secretary, and head of a department, of the Central Committee. He served as a member of the Central Auditing Commission of the CPSU from 1966 to 1971, when he became a member of the Central Committee of the CPSU.
A deputy to the seventh through tenth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Rusakov has been awarded three Orders of Lenin, two other orders, and various medals.