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Aleksey Badaev

Алексей Егорович Бадаев (Aleksej Egorovič Badaev)

b. 4/16 Feb 1883, Jur'evo, Karačev district, Orël province, Russian Empire
d. 3 Nov 1951, Moscow, USSR

Title: Председатель Президиума Верховного Совета РСФСР (Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR)
Term: 19 Jul 1938 - 4 Mar 1944
Chronology: 19 Jul 1938, elected, 1st session of the 1st RSFSR Supreme Soviet [1]
  4 Mar 1944, discharged by resolution of the 5th session of the 1st RSFSR Supreme Soviet [2]

Aleksey Badaev joined the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party party in 1904 and was elected to the 4th State Duma in October 1912. In 1912-1913, Badaev was the official publisher of the Pravda newspaper. In 1912 he became a member of the party's Standing Committee and in 1914 a member of the Russian Bureau of the party's Central Committee. Arrested for organizing strikes in St. Petersburg in 1914, Badaev was exiled to Siberia and returned to Petrograd after the downfall of the Romanovs monarchy on 19 Mar 1917. In 1917-1920, Badaev held a number of positions in various Soviet organizations for food procurement. In 1920-1921, Badaev was the chairman of the Moscow Commune. He was elected candidate member (1922-1925) of the party Central Committee in April 1922 and full member (1925-1952) in December 1925. In 1921-1929, Badaev headed the Petrograd United Cooperative Association and the Leningrad Union of the Cooperative Associations. In 1931 he became the chairman of the Moscow Union of the Cooperative Associations. Badaev also served (Oct 1935 - Aug 1937) as a deputy to the people's commissar for food-processing industry of the USSR Anastas Mikoyan. In 1937-1938 Badaev was the people's commissar for food industry of the Russian SFSR. In 1938 he became deputy chairman of the Moscow Executive Council. As the All-Russian Executive Committee was reorganized as the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR in 1938, Badaev was elected the chairman of its Presidium at the first session on 19 Jul 1938. The 3rd session of the USSR 1st Supreme Soviet elected (31 May 1939) him deputy chairman of the Presidium. During World War II Badaev was appointed senior manager of the Glavpivo (brewery concern) (1943) and later formally relieved of his duties as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR (4 Mar 1944). [3][4][5][6]

[1] ГАРФ, ф. А-385, оп. 1, д. 330, л. 8.
[2] Известия, 1944, 7 марта. Some sources erroneously indicate 1943 as the year when Badaev ceased to hold the office of Chairman of the Presidium of the RSFSR Supreme Soviet, but a detailed account of the 5th session of the 1st RSFSR Supreme Soviet published in Известия (5 Mar 1944, 7 Mar 1944) confirms that the formal resolution was passed on 4 Mar 1944. 
[3] Большая советская энциклопедия. 3-е изд. Т. 2. М., 1970.
[4] Украинская советская энциклопедия. Т. 1. Ст. 325. Киев, 1978.
[5] Почебут Г.А., Малкин Б.Г. А.Е.Бадаев — депутат питерских рабочих (1883-1955). Ленинград, 1962.
[6] Политические партии России: конец XIX - первая треть XX века. М.: РОССПЭН, 1996.
  Image: photograph, published in Известия, January 1938.