Frol Kozlov
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Frol Kozlov
Frol Kozlov
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Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

5 April 1960 - 21 June 1963
Alexei Kirichenko
Leonid Brezhnev
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian SFSR

19 December 1957 - 31 March 1958
Mikhail Yasnov
Dmitry Polyansky
First Deputy of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union

31 March 1958 - 4 May 1960
PremierNikita Khrushchev
Joseph Kuzmin
Alexei Kosygin
Full member of the 20th-21st, 22nd Politburo

29 June 1957 - 16 November 1964
Member of the 20th-21st, 22nd Secretariat

4 May 1960 - 16 November 1964
Personal details
Frol Romanovich Kozlov

(1908-08-18)18 August 1908
Loshchinino, Kasimovsky District Ryazan Province, Imperial Russia
Died30 January 1965(1965-01-30) (aged 56)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union

Frol Romanovich Kozlov (Russian: ? ? ?; 18 August [O.S. 5 August] 1908 - 30 January 1965) was a Soviet politician, and a Hero of Socialist Labor (1961).


Kozlov was born in the village of Loshchinino (Russian: ), Ryazan Province. Between 1953 and 1957, Kozlov was the first secretary of the Leningrad Oblast CPSU Committee.[1] He was elected a candidate member of the Presidium (as the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was then called) on 14 February 1957 and served as a full member from 29 June 1957 until he was relieved of his duties on 16 November 1964, following the ousting of his mentor, Nikita Khrushchev, a month earlier.

In July 1959, he visited the secretive Bohemian Grove encampment in northern California.[2]

For many years, he was considered Khrushchev's likely successor [3] but even before his mentor's removal from office, Kozlov's position had been undermined by the effects of his alcoholism; in the spring of 1963 he was replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as Secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee.[4] At the time of his removal, Kozlov had already suffered a stroke, and he died shortly after his removal from office.

He was buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis.

Decorations and awards


  1. ^ ? ? ? ? ? 1898 - 1991 (in Russian). Archived from the original on 26 August 2018. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "May - June 1959: Visit to the Soviet Union of W. Averell Harriman". U.S. Department of State. 26 June 1959. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ Time Magazine, Krushchev's Successor? 13 July 1959
  4. ^ Lisa A. Baglione (31 December 1998). To Agree or Not to Agree: Leadership, Bargaining, and Arms Control. University of Michigan Press. p. 45. ISBN 0-472-10930-8. Retrieved 2014.

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