Vyacheslav Molotov

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Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (9 Mairch [O.S. 25 Februar] 1890 – 8 November 1986) wis a Soviet politeecian an diplomat, a Auld Bolshevik an a leadin feegur in the Soviet govrenment frae the 1920s, whan he rase tae pouer as a protégé o Joseph Stalin, tae 1957, whan he wis dismissed frae the Presidium (Politburo) o the Central Comatee bi Nikita Khrushchev. He wis the principal Soviet signatory o the Nazi-Soviet nan-aggression pact o 1939 (forby kent as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact) an post-war negotiations an aw, an a signatory o the Politburo resolution authorisin the Katyn massacre. He bade unapologetic an haed few regrets o the actions o the Pairty unner Stalin, a view that bade till his daith.

The Molotov cocktail wis derisively named efter him bi the Finnish militar durin the Winter War.