Aleksei Badayev

Alexey Badayev

Aleksei Yegorovich Badayev (Russian: Алексей Егорович Бадаев; 16 November [O.S. 4 November] 1883 – 3 November 1951) was a Soviet functionary and a nominal head of state of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic during the leadership of Joseph Stalin.[1][2]

Delegates to the VIII Congress of the RKP(b), 18 February 1919.
First row, left to right: I. Smilga, V. Schmidt, S. Zorin.
Middle row, left to right: G. Evdokimov, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Mikhail Kalinin, P. Smorodin.
Upper row: P. Malkov, E. Rahja, S. G. Said-Galiev, P. Zalutsky, J. Drobnis, M. Tomsky, M. Kharitonov, A. Joffe, D. Ryazanov, A. Badayev, L. Serebryakov, M. Lashevich.


Badayev was born at Yuryevo in Oryol Governorate in 1883. From 1912 to 1914 he was a Deputy of the Fourth State Duma.[2]

In September 1919 Petrograd consumer commune (shortly Petrocommune) was established by Decree of the Sovnarkom "On consumer communities" dated 16 March 1919. It was the germ of the cooperative sector during the "war communism". From beginning the leader of the Petrocommune governance was chairman of Aleksei Badayev (and from July 1920 was A. S. Kuklin).[3]

In the first half of the 1920s he worked as Deputy Chairman of the Petrograd (later the city was renamed Leningrad) gubispolkom (ispolkom of gubernija).

Beginning in 1922 he was a candidate member of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party of the Bolsheviks (RCP(b)).[2] In 1925-1951 he was a member of the Central Committee of the CPSU(b).[2]

From August 1937 to July 1938 he was the People's Commissar of Food Industry of the RSFSR,[2] and from 19 July 1938 to 4 March 1944 he was the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR.[2] He died in Moscow in 1951.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Mikhail Kalinin
Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the All-Russian Congress of Soviets
Succeeded by
Nikolay Shvernik

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