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(Obituary)-ARTUR PAVLOVICH VADER
(Obituary)-ARTUR PAVLOVICH VADER. (Pravda, May 27, p. 3. 450 words. Condensed text:) Artur Pavlovich Vader, a prominent Party and state figure in Estonia, a member of the CPSU Central Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet, Chairman of the Presidium of the
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Estonian Republic Supreme Soviet and a member of the Bureau of the Estonian Communist Party Central Committee, died suddenly on May 25, 1978.
A. P. Vader was born in 1920 to a peasant family in the village of Gorbovo, Liozno District, Vitebsk Province. He went to work in 1937 as a teacher at the Poretskaya Partial Secondary School, Moscow Province. From 1939 to 1941 he worked as an instructor for the All-Union Young Communist League city committee and director of a school for factory and plant apprentices in Mozhaisk. In June 1941, he voluntarily enlisted in the Soviet Army, and he participated in the Great Patriotic War on the Western Front. After being severely wounded and demobilized, he worked as the director of a school and then of a province branch of the USSR Ministry of the Textile Industry's All-Union Training Combine. In 1943 A. P. Vader was admitted to the CPSU.
Beginning in 1948 A. P. Vader held executive Party and Soviet posts. He was elected Secretary of the Kalinin District Committee and Kharyumasky Uyezd [District] Committee of the Estonian Communist Party and Secretary of the Tallinn City Party Committee. From 1959 to 1963 he worked as an instructor in the CPSU Central Committee's Department of Union-republic Party Agencies. In 1963 A. P. Vader was named chairman of the Party and State Control Committee of the Estonian Communist Party Central Committee and the Estonian Republic Council of Ministers, and from 1964 to 1970 he served as Second Secretary of the Estonian Communist Party Central Committee.