Mikoyan, Anastas Ivanovich 1895- 1978
Anastas Mikoyan was an Armenian Bolshevik and Soviet statesman during the Stalin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev eras. During Stalin's rule, he was awarded several high governmental posts, including Minister of Trade. He made several important trips to China, North Korea, Cuba, and the United States. After Stalin's death, he helped Nikita Khrushchev with his de-Stalinization policy. During Brezhnev's time, Mikoyan was appointed Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1964 until his retirement in 1965.