Uvachan, Vasilii

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Uvachan, Vasilii Nikolaevich


Born Dec. 12 (25), 1917, in the nomad camp of Kresty, now in Katangskii Raion, Irkutsk Oblast. Soviet historian and party and state figure. Doctor of historical sciences (1970). Professor (1974). Member of the CPSU since 1940.

The son of an Evenki hunter, Uvachan graduated from the technicum of the Leningrad Institute of the Peoples of the North in 1937, from the Higher Party School Under the Central Committee of the ACP(B) in 1948, and from the Academy of Social Sciences of the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1954. In 1934 and 1935 he was involved in Komsomol work. From 1942 to 1946 he was a secretary of the Evenki Regional Committee of the CPSU, and from 1948 to 1951 and from 1961 to 1976 first secretary. From 1954 to 1961, Uvachan taught in Novosibirsk and Krasnoiarsk. In 1966 he became a member of the Central Auditing Commission of the CPSU, and in 1974 he became a committee member of the Parliamentary Group of the USSR. Since 1976 he has been with the Central Administration of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR. His main works are devoted to the history of the peoples of the north and to problems connected with policies concerning the country’s numerous nationalities and with relations between nationalities.

Uvachan was a deputy to the third and sixth through ninth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, two other orders, and various medals.


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