Former editor-in-chief of the Sovinformburo Enver Mammadov dies

Journalist and diplomat, former editor-in-chief of the Sovinformburo, translator at the Nuremberg trials Enver Mammadov died at the age of 101, RIA Novosti reported.

On August 15, Mammadov turned 100 years old. The day before he was presented to the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

Born in 1923 in Baku. Participated in the Great Patriotic War, in 1943 he was fired due to injury. In 1944-1945. worked as press attache of the Soviet emby in Italy. Participated in the Nuremberg trials as part of the Soviet part of the international military tribunal.

Until 1956 he worked at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then until 1956 he was the editor-in-chief of the Radio Committee (broadcasting abroad). From 1956 to 1959 he was Minister Counselor of the USSR Emby in Washington. From 1959 to 1960 worked as the editor-in-chief of the Sovinformburo. In 1961, he was appointed First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Novosti Press Agency. In 1986–1992. was a political observer in the agency, and then acted as an adviser to the editor-in-chief of RIA Novosti RAMI.

Mammadov was awarded seven orders and ten medals. In 2022, he was awarded the Commendation of the President of Russia for his great merits in the development of domestic television and radio broadcasting and many years of fruitful activity.

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