Anastasia Filatova: biography, creativity, career, personal life

A chance meeting with Mongolian party figure Yumzhagiin Tsedenbal, who came to Russia, determined her entire fate.


Born Anastasia Ivanovna Filatova in 1920 in the town of Sapozhok, Ryazan region. The times were difficult, disturbing, but Nastya was a brave girl and all the difficulties endured easily. She graduated and wanted to go to Moscow, however war broke out.

It was also a personal tragedy of Nastya: she carried on the front of her fiancé Dmitry. She had waited for him since the war almost as a legitimate husband, however he sent a letter that he had loved another and married. Long endured the girl this betrayal, however the war and not such “surprises” presented, so in general grief her personal seemed not so much.

After the war, Nastya went to Moscow, got an education, but she didn’t work on the specialty, and went along the Komsomol line. She purposefully made a career and soon reached quite high status: she took the position of secretary of the Komsomol organization in the Ministry of Commerce.


fateful acquaintance

then Anastasia in a communal apartment, and next door to it settled Nikolay Vazhin — he then worked as the ambassador of the USSR to Mongolia. Nasti and Nicholas had friendly relations, they went to each other to visit, and one day Nicholas brought to himself Yumzhagiin Tsedenbal, who was the Secretary General of the Mongolian MPRP Central Committee.

Despite high office, Yumzhagiin was a simple man. He was born into a family of poor nomads and never hid it. With this, they and Nastya were similar, and therefore quickly found common ground. The Mongolian party leader spoke excellent Russian, adored Russian literature and culture.

He told Vazhnov that Nastya made a very strong impression on him, and then an interesting story began. The marriage of Tsedenbal and Filatova approved at the very top, the young quickly married and left for Ulaanbaatar.

Personal life

Judging from the photos, Anastasia was happy with Yumzhagiin, and he just adored her. They had two sons, lived amicably.

And in 1952 Tsedenbal became the head of the republic in place of the deceased Choibalsan. Now their family has moved into a government mansion with all the benefits attached.

However, all these delegations, summits, receptions led to Tsedenbal beginning to abuse alcohol, and Filatova had to direct instead. It must be said, she was excellent with the duties of her husband, and under her the people began to live much better than under the previous ruler.

In Mongolia, factories began to be built, infrastructure developed rapidly, and the standard of living of ordinary people increased. Anastasia Ivanovna paid much attention to children: opened palaces of pioneers and special schools, built kindergartens. And made sure no one found out about her husband’s problems.

However, sooner or later things are revealed, and Moscow has decided that Mongolia needs another ruler. Filatova’s family moved to the capital, losing all the privileges and luxury in which she lived.

They were

hit hard by the nineties — they became practically poor. In 1991 Yumzhaygin died, in 1999 his eldest son died. In 2001, Anastasia Ivanovna retired from life.

In memory of her help to children the former child housemaker who became an athlete, on his means put a monument to Filatova in Ulaanbaatar.

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