Leonid Brezhnev Signed Important WWII Document, from the High Point of German Penetration of the Soviet Union
Typed Document Signed,
"Brezhnev" as Deputy Dead of Political Administration for the Southern Front, 1 page, 8.25" x 11.25", [Baku?, December 22, 1942, in Russian: a recommendation of Roman Yeliseyevich Vuldovich for a promotion. Most typed lines underlined in orange pencil, pin holes and minor tears along left margin do not affect text, light even toning, else very good.
Brezhnev writes in full (translated):
"Comrade VULDOVICH has been participating in the war since October of 1941. Before being drafted into the army, he performed managerial and administrative work for some time, serving as the First Deputy Chairman of the Odessa Regional Council of Workers’ Deputies from 1938 through September of 1941. Until September of 1942, he worked for the Military Council Task Force. Since he had a great deal of experience in managerial and business administration work, the Group’s Military Council permitted him to assume the position of Deputy Head of Political Affairs of the Group’s Logistics Section in December of 1941. Over the course of his practical work, Comrade VULDOVICH has shown himself to be an experienced, well-trained worker who sees the big picture, is a self-starter, and is an energetic and diligent political worker. During unit visits, he properly and seriously approaches the elimination of the deficiencies he detects. He is disciplined and exacting with respect to his subordinates. He enjoys well-deserved prestige."
Following the Second World War, Brezhnev was installed as General Secretary for the region of Dnipropetrovsk before becoming a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. In 1952, Stalin appointed him to the Central Committee of the Communist Party. A protégé of Nikita Khrushchev (the two first met during the Second World War serving on the Southern Front together), Brezhnev would rise to great prominence following the death of Stalin. Ironically, he would help lead the push to remove Khrushchev from power in the early 1960s.
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