Peter Lomako: a brief biography

Childhood and Youth

When the first five-year economic development plan was unveiled in the Soviet Union, foreign press rated this document as a fantastic work. Objective reasons were available for such an assessment. There was a severe shortage of skilled personnel across the management vertical. At that time, few people knew that people of the new modal personality type were gaining knowledge in student classrooms. Among them was Pyotr Fadeevich Lomako. The young man studied with great effort the experience of domestic and foreign organizers of production.

The future minister of non-ferrous metallurgy of the Soviet Union came to light on 12 July 1904 in a family of hereditary The parents lived in the village of Temryukskaya on the territory of the Kuban Cossack district. The father was periodically called for drills and training. Mother was engaged in housekeeping and upbringing of children. Peter was distinguished from an early age by strong-willed and assertive character. A well physically developed kid knew how to handle horses. He graduated from five classes of the old school. As a teenager, he took part in battles for Soviet power.

From smelter to minister

In 1920 he joined Komsomol. He took part in the fight against gangs that remained in the territory of Krasnodar Krai after the end of the civil war. After graduation, rabfaq left for the capital and entered the Moscow Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals. After completing his training, a certified distribution specialist began working as a smelter at the Krasny Vyborzhetz plant. The young metallurgist’s career folded successfully. In 1937 Pyotr Lomako was appointed director of a metallurgical plant in the city of Kolchugino, Vladimir Oblast.

Everyone knew that the war in the Soviet Union was approaching. Preparations for the tough trials were conducted intensively and around the clock. In July 1940 Pyotr Fadeevich was appointed narcom of the color industry of the USSR. When the war broke out, Lomako skillfully organized the evacuation of industry enterprises for the Urals. He personally controlled the production processes at the existing enterprises and the start of the next capacities at new ones. After the war, he was active in rebuilding destroyed businesses throughout the country. Stalin’s People’s Commissar was called “the father of aluminum industry of the Soviet Union”.

Recognition and personal life

For great services to the country in the development of industrial potential Pyotr Fadeevich Lomako was awarded the honorary title Hero of Socialist Labour. Seven times he was awarded the Order of Lenin and twice the Order of the Red Banner of Labour.

Petr Lomako’s personal life developed safely. He married once. Husband and wife raised and raised two sons. The ex-non-ferrous metallurgy minister died in May 1990.

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