[mol-uh-tawf, -tof, moh-luh-, maw-; Russian maw-luh-tuh f]
- Vya·che·slav Mi·khai·lo·vich [vee-ah-chuh-slahf mi-kahy-luh-vich; Russian vyi-chyi-slahf myi-khahy-luh-vyich] /viˈɑ tʃə slɑf mɪˈkaɪ lə vɪtʃ; Russian vyɪ tʃyɪˈslɑf myɪˈxaɪ lə vyɪtʃ/, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skryabin, 1890–1986, Russian statesman: commissar of foreign affairs 1939–49, 1953–56.
- former name of Perm.
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- the former name (1940–62) for Perm
- Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (vɪtʃɪˈslaf miˈxajləvitʃ), original surname Skriabin. 1890–1986, Soviet statesman. As commissar and later minister for foreign affairs (1939–49; 1953–56) he negotiated the nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany and attended the founding conference of the United Nations and the Potsdam conference (1945)
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