Veniamin Dymshits

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Dymshits, Veniamin Emmanuilovich


Born Sept. 15 (28), 1910, in Feodosiia. Soviet statesman and party leader. Member of the CPSU since 1937.

Dymshits is the son of a clerk. He graduated from the Moscow N. E. Bauman Higher Technical School in 1945. From 1931 to 1950 he worked on the construction of the following metallurgical plants: the Kuznetsk (as work superintendent and manager of production); the Azovstal’, the Krivoi Rog, the Magnitogorsk, and the Zaporozh’e (as head of construction and manager of trusts). From 1950 to 1953, Dymshits was head of the central administration for construction in the lead industry and deputy minister of heavy industry construction of the USSR. From 1954 to 1957 he was deputy minister for construction in the metallurgical and chemical industries of the USSR. Dymshits was chief engineer in the construction of the Bhilai Metallurgical Plant in India from 1957 to 1959. In 1959 he became chief of the department of capital construction of the USSR State Planning Committee, minister of the USSR, and first deputy chairman of the USSR State Planning Committee. In 1962 he became deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR and, at the same time, chairman of the State Planning Commission of the USSR. In 1965 he became chairman of the State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for Material and Technical Supply. He was a delegate to the Twenty-second to Twenty-fourth Congresses of the CPSU and was elected to the Central Committee of the party. Dymshits was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1946 and 1950. He was a deputy to the sixth through ninth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. He has been awarded six Orders of Lenin, two other orders, and various medals.

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