Kozlov, Frol Romanovich (frōl rəmäˈnəvĭch kŏzlŏfˈ) [key], 1908–65, Soviet Communist leader. Early in his career he joined the Communist party and rose in the party organization. Kozlov reached prominence as a close ally of Khrushchev and became (1957) a full member of the presidium. In 1960 he was made secretary of the party central committee. He suffered a stroke in 1963 and resigned his posts in Nov., 1964, after Khrushchev's removal.
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