Gleb Maximilianovich Krzhizhanovsky (Russian: Глеб Максимилиа́нович Кржижано́вский) (24 January 1872 – 31 March 1959) was a Soviet Scientist and a state figure. Born to a family of Polish descent (Polish surname: Krzyżanowski) he became an Academician of USSR Academy of Sciences (1929) and a Hero of Socialist Labour (1957).
Life and careerEdit
Krzhizhanovsky was born in Samara in 1872. In 1889 he moved to St Petersburg, where he attended the Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology, becoming involved in Marxist circles in 1891. He was a close friend and colleague of Lenin and, in 1895, was one of the co-founders, with Lenin, of the St. Petersburg League of Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class. His activities with this group led to his imprisonment in Butyrka prison, where he wrote the Russian text of the Polish revolutionary song Warszawianka and the Ukrainian song Rage, Tyrants.
- 13 August 1921 - 11 December 1923 - Chief of Gosplan for his first term, succeeded by Alexander Tsuryupa.
- 18 November 1925 - 10 November 1930 - Chief of Gosplan for his second term.
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- Krzhizhanovsky, Gleb Maximilianovich. "V. I. Lenin 33 To: G. M. KRZHIZHANOVSKY". Marxist.Org. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
- "Birthday anniversary of Gleb M. Krzhizhanovsky, founder of the Power Engineering Institute under the Academy of Sciences of the USSR". Presidential Library.
- Tony Cliff (1986) Lenin: Building the Party 1893-1914. London, Bookmarks: 52-59
- Józef Kozłowski (1977). Śpiewy proletariatu polskiego [Songs of the Polish Proletariat] (in Polish). Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne. pp. 74–79.