Kosygin's First Government

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The former government of Nikita Khrushchev was dissolved following his removal from the post of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers. Alexei Kosygin was elected Premier by the Politburo and the Central Committee following the removal of Khrushchev. His first government would last for two years, until the 1966 Soviet election held in June. Kosygin's first government saw the re-creation of many ministries that were removed under Khrushchev's previous government.[1]

Ministries[edit]

Ministry Minister Period
Chairman of the Council of Ministers Alexei Kosygin 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers Dmitriy Ustinov 15 October 1964 – 27 March 1965
Dmitry Polyansky 27 March 1965 – 3 August 1966
Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers Konstantin Rudnev 27 March 1964 – 10 April 1965
Aleksandr Shelepin 27 March 1964 – 9 December 1965
Ignati Novikov 27 March 1964 – 3 August 1966
Venyamin Dymshitz 27 March 1964 – 3 August 1966
Mikhail Lesetshko 27 March 1964 – 3 August 1966
Leonid Smirnov 27 March 1964 – 3 August 1966
Vladimir Novikov 27 March 1964 – 13 November 1965
Mikhail Yefremov 13 November 1965 – 3 August 1966
Nikolai Baibakov 27 March 1964 – 3 August 1966
Kirill Mazurov 26 March 1965 – 3 August 1966
Vladimir Kirillin 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Nikolai Tikhonov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Foreign Trade Nikolai Patolitshev 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Railways Boris Beshchev 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Merchant Marine Viktor Bakajev 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Medium Machine Building Yefim Slavski 2 March 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Transport Construction Yevgeni Kozhevnikov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Aviation Industry Pyotr Dementev 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Shipbuilding Boris Butoma 2 March 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Radio Industry Valeri Kalmykov 2 March 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Culture Jekaterina Furtzeva 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Higher Education Vjatsheslav Yeljutin 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Finance Vasily Garbuzov 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Commerce Aleksandr Strujev 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Defence Rodion Malinovsky 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Communications Nikolai Psurtshev 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Health Sergei Kurashov 2 October 1965 – 23 August 1965
Boris Petrovski 8 September 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Agriculture Ivan Volovtshenko 15 October 1964 – 18 February 1965
Vladimir Matskevich 18 February 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Geology Aleksandr Sidorenko 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Energy and Electrification Pyotr Neporozhny 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Civil Aviation Yevgeni Loginov 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Ferrous Metallurgy Ivan Kazanetz 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Coal Industry Boris Bratshenko 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Chemical Industry Leonid Kostandov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Oil Industry Valentin Shashin 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Oil and Petrochemical Industry Viktor Fjodorov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Timber and Wood Processing Industry Nikolai Timofjejev 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Building Materials Industry Ivan Grishmanov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Light Industry Nikolai Tarasov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Food Industry Vasili Zotov 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Fish Industry Aleksandr Ishkov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Meat and Dairy Industry Sergei Antonov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Heavy and Transport Machines Construction Vladimir Zhigalin 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Construction of Tool-Machines Anatoli Kostousov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Construction, Road Building and Communal Machines Jefim Novosjelov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Tractors and Agricultural Machines Ivan Sinizyn 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Automobile Industry Aleksandr Tarasov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Construction of Petrochemical Machinery Konstantin Brekhov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Electrical Engineering Aleksei Antonov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Instrument-Making, Automation and Control Systems Konstantin Rudnev 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Machine Building for Light and Food Industries Vasili Doyenin 1 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Assembling and Special Construction Fuad Jakubowski 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Land Reclamation and Water Conservancy Yevgeni Aleksejevski 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Gas Industry Aleksei Kortunov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of General Machine Building Sergei Afanasjev 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Non-Ferrous Metallurgy Pyotr Lomako 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Electronic Industry Aleksandr Shokin 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Defence Industry Sergei Sverov 2 October 1965 – 3 August 1966
Minister of Housing and Architecture Mikhail Pozokhin 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966

Committees[edit]

Committee Chairman Period
Chairman of the State Control Commission Aleksandr Shelepin 15 October 1964 – 3 December 1965
Chairman of the People's Control Commission Pavel Kovanov 3 December 1965 – 3 August 1966
Chairman of the State Planning Committee Pyotr Lomako 15 October 1964 – 2 December 1965
Nikolai Baibakov 2 December 1965 – 3 August 1966
Chairman of State Committee for State Security (KGB) Vladimir Semichastny 15 October 1964 – 3 August 1966

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Governments of the RSFSR and the USSR (1918–1964)". elisa.net. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Khrushchev II
Governments of the Soviet Union
15 October 1964–3 August 1966
Succeeded by
Kosygin II