Terentii Fomich Shtykov
Shtykov, Terentii Fomich
Born Feb. 28 (Mar. 13), 1907, in the village of Liubki, in what is now Gorodok Raion, Vitebsk Oblast; died Oct. 25, 1964, in Moscow. Soviet party and military figure; colonel general (1944). Member of the CPSU from 1929.
The son of a peasant, Shtykov graduated from a vocational-technical school in 1927. In 1938 he became second secretary of the Leningrad oblast committee of the ACP(B), and during the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939–40 he served concurrently as a member of the Military Council of the Seventh Army. During the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45, he was a member of the military councils of the Northwestern Front (1941–42), the Leningrad Front (1942–43), the Volkhov Front (1943–44); and the Karelian Front (1944). In April 1945 he became a member of the Military Council of the Primor’e Group of Forces, and from August 1945 to October 1945 he was a member of the Military Council of the First Far Eastern Front.
After the war, Shtykov served from 1945 to 1947 as a member of the Military Council of the Primor’e Military District, and in 1947 and 1948 he was deputy commander for political matters in the military district. He was ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the USSR to the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea from 1948 to 1951. From 1951 to 1959 he engaged in party work in such capacities as the secretary of oblast and krai committees. Shtykov became ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the USSR to the Hungarian People’s Republic in April 1959. In 1961 he was named chairman of the Commission of State Control of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR, and in February 1963 he became deputy chairman of the Committee of Party and State Control of the Bureau for the RSFSR of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR. He was a candidate member of the Central Committee of the ACP(B) from 1939 to 1952 and a member of the Central Committee of the CPSU from 1956 to 1961.
Shtykov served as a deputy to the first, second, fourth, and fifth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Shtykov was awarded three Orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner, the Order of Suvorov First Class, three Orders of Kutuzov First Class, and various medals.