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Jacob Malik

Malik was the Soviet Representative to UN Security Council from 1948-1953.

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b. 1906 - d. 1980

Malik was the Soviet Representative to UN Security Council from 1948-1953. In 1951 he first recommended negotiations to end the Korean War. A cease fire did not officially take hold until two years later in 1953.

Soviet diplomat and politician, born in the Ukraine. Said to be one of Stalin’s favorite juniors, he was ambassador to Japan (1942-45), and deputy foreign minister in 1946. In 1948 he succeeded Andrei Gromyko as Soviet spokesman at the UN, and was ambassador to Britain (1953-60). From 1960 he was again deputy foreign minister, serving a second term as ambassador to the UN (1968-76).