Zhdanov or Zhdanova (feminine; Жданова) is a surname and may refer to:
  • Andrei Zhdanov
    Andrei Zhdanov
    Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov was a Soviet politician.-Life:Zhdanov enlisted with the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1915 and was promoted through the party ranks, becoming the All-Union Communist Party manager in Leningrad after the assassination of Sergei Kirov in 1934...

     (1896–1948), Stalinist politician, developer of the Zhdanov Doctrine
    Zhdanov Doctrine
    The Zhdanov Doctrine was a Soviet cultural doctrine developed by the Central Committee secretary Andrei Zhdanov in 1946. It proposed that the world was divided into two camps: the imperialistic, headed by the United States; and democratic, headed by the Soviet Union...

     that governed Soviet cultural activities for a number of years
  • Alexander Zhdanov (1858–?), Russian astronomer
  • Ivan Zhdanov (1846–1901), Russian literary critic and student of folklore
  • Leonid Zhdanov (1890–?), Russian selectionist
  • Lev Zhdanov (1864–?), Russian novelist and playwright
  • Victor M. Zhdanov
    Viktor Zhdanov
    Viktor Mikhailovich Zhdanov was a Russian virologist. He was instrumental in the effort to eradicate smallpox globally.Zhdanov was born in the Ukrainian village of Shtepino...

     (1914–1987), Russian virologist, instrumental in the push for global smallpox eradication
  • Vladimir Zhdanov (1902–1964), Soviet army officer and Hero of the Soviet Union
    Hero of the Soviet Union
    The title Hero of the Soviet Union was the highest distinction in the Soviet Union, awarded personally or collectively for heroic feats in service to the Soviet state and society.-Overview:...

  • Yevgeny Zhdanov (1839–1892), Russian land surveyor and cartographer
  • Yuri Zhdanov
    Yuri Zhdanov
    Yuri Andreyevich Zhdanov was a Russian chemistry professor and rector of the University of Rostov. He was the son of Soviet politician Andrei Zhdanov and a former husband of Joseph Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva....

     (1919–2006), Russian chemist, rector of Rostov State University
    Southern Federal University
    Southern Federal University , abbreviated as SFedU and formely known as Rostov State University , is a public university in Rostov Oblast, Russia with campuses in Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog.-History:...

     from 1957 to 1988; son of Andrei Zhdanov and former husband of Svetlana Alliluyeva
    Svetlana Alliluyeva
    Svetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva , later known as Lana Peters, was the youngest child and only daughter of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Stalin's second wife...

  • Mariupol
    Mariupol , formerly known as Zhdanov , is a port city in southeastern Ukraine. It is located on the coast of the Azov Sea, at the mouth of the Kalmius River. Mariupol is the largest city in Priazovye - a geographical region around Azov Sea, divided by Russia and Ukraine - and is also a popular sea...

    , Ukraine, known as Zhdanov after Andrei Zhdanov from 1948 until 1989
  • Zhdanov, Armavir
    Zhdanov, Armavir
    Zhdanov is a town in the Armavir Province of Armenia. The town was originally a sovkhoz and renamed in honor of Lavrentiy Beria and later for Andrei Zhdanov.- References :* – World-Gazetteer.com...

    , a town in Armavir Province, Armenia
  • Zhdanov, Lori
    Zhdanov, Lori
    Zhdanov is a town in the Lori Province of Armenia. The town was renamed in honor of Andrei Zhdanov....

    , a town in Lori Province, Armenia
  • Beylagan (city), Azerbaijan

  • Zhdanov, a Sverdlov class Soviet cruiser
    Sverdlov class cruiser
    The Sverdlov class cruisers, Soviet designation Project 68bis, were the last conventional cruisers built for the Soviet Navy; 13 ships were completed before Nikita Khrushchev called a halt to the programme as these ships were considered obsolescent with the advent of the guided missile...

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