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Yakov Malik

Yakov Alexandrovich Malik (Russian: Яков Александрович Малик) (6 December [O.S. 23 November] 1906 – 11 February 1980) was a Soviet diplomat.

Born in Ostroverkhovka village, Kharkiv Oblast, Malik was educated at Kharkiv Institute of National Economy (1930). Then, he worked as an economist and the Communist Party's functionary in Kharkiv, since 1935 - in foreign affairs service in Moscow. Malik was the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations from 1948 to 1952, and from 1968 to 1976.

At the time of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 82 on 25 June 1950, Malik was boycotting the presence of a Nationalist Chinese representative. His absence enabled the resolution to pass unanimously with a 9-0 vote.

On the floor of the United Nations on 23 June 1951, he proposed an armistice in the Korean War between China and North Korea on one hand, and South Korea, the United States, and other United Nations forces on the other.

Malik is also well known for giving the USSR reasons for the occupation of Czechoslovakia at the Security Council in August 1968. He vetoed the 2 resolutions regarding the invasion (resolution requesting the liberation of the arrested Czechoslovak politicians and the removal of the communist armies from Czechoslovakia and the resolution requiring the selection of Special Envoy to Czechoslovakia).

In 1955, as Soviet ambassador to the United Kingdom, he switched on the Blackpool Illuminations.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Illuminations". VisitBlackpool.com. History tab. 


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