Kosygin's Fourth Government

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The former government of Alexei Kosygin was dissolved following the Soviet legislative election of 1974. Kosygin was once again elected Premier by the Politburo and the Central Committee following the election. His fourth government would lasted for nearly five years, until the 1979 Soviet election.

Ministries[edit]

Ministry Minister Period
Chairman of the Council of Ministers Alexei Kosygin 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers Kirill Mazurov 26 July 1974 – 28 November 1978
Nikolai Tikhonov 2 September 1976 – 16 April 1979
Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers Ivan Arkhipov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Nikolai Baibakov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Venyamin Dymshitz 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Mikhail Lesetshko 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Vladimir Kirillin 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Ignati Novikov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Vladimir Novikov 26 July 1974 – 28 November 1978
Tikhon Kiselyov 5 December 1978 – 16 April 1979
Ziya Nurijev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Pyotr Shelest 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Ziya Nurijev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Leonid Smirnov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Nikolai Tikhonov 26 July 1974 – 2 September 1976
Nikolai Martynov 25 June 1976 – 16 April 1979
Konstantin Katushev 16 March 1977 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Aviation Industry Pyotr Dementev 26 July 1974 – 14 May 1977
Vasili Kazakov 3 June 1977 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Instrument-Making, Automation and Control System Konstantin Rudnev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Automobile Industry Aleksandr Tarasov 26 July 1974 – 28 June 1975
Viktor Poljakov 17 July 1975 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Chemical Industry Leonid Kostandov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Constrcution of Petrochemical Machinery Konstantin Brekhov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Civil Aviation Boris Bugajev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Construction of Oil and Gas Industry Boris Shcherbina 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Defence Industry Sergei Sverov 26 July 1974 – 17 December 1970
Pavel Finogenov 2 January – 16 April 1979
Minister of Electrical Engineering Aleksei Antonov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Electronic Industry Aleksandr Shokin 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Gas Industry Sabit Orudzhev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Heavy and Transport Machines Construction Vladimir Zhigalin 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Machine Building Vjatsheslav Yeljutin 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Construction, Road Building and Communal Machines Jefim Novosjelov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Machine Building for Light and Food Industries Vasili Doyenin 26 July 1974 – 23 February 1977
Ivan Pudkov 28 March 1977 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Machinery for Stock Raising and Feeding Konstantin Beljak 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of General Machine Building Sergei Afanasjev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Medium Machine Building Yefim Slavski 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Machine-Tool and Instrument Making Anatoli Kostousov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Manufacture of Communication Media Erien Pervyshin 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Medical Industry Pyotr Gusenko 26 July 1974 – 28 January 1975
Afanasi Melnitshenko 23 May 1975 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Merchant Marine Timofei Guzenko 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Oil Industry Valentin Shashin 26 July 1974 – 22 March 1977
Nikolai Maltsev 5 April 1977 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Pulp and Paper Industry Konstantin Galantshin 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Radio Industry Pyotr Pleshakov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Railways Boris Beshchev 26 July 1974 – 14 January 1977
Ivan Pavlovski 14 January 1977 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Shipbuilding Boris Butoma 26 July 1974 – 19 July 1977
Mikhail Yegorov 19 July 1977 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Tractors and Agricultural Machines Ivan Sinizyn 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Foreign Trade Nikolai Patolitshev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Transport Construction Yevgeni Kozhevnikov 26 July 1974 – 5 March 1975
Ivan Sosnov 5 March 1975 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Agriculture Dmitri Poljanski 26 July 1974 – 6 March 1976
Valentin Mesyats 6 March 1976 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Agricultural Production Stepan Khitrov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Agricultural Products Procurement Grigori Zolotukhin 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Heavy and Transport Machines Construction Fuad Jakubowski 26 July 1974 – 27 March 1975
Boris Bakin 22 May 1975 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Construction, Road Building and Communal Machines Jefim Novosjelov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Building Materials Industry Ivan Grishmanov 26 July 1974 – 4 January 1979
Aleksei Jasin 24 January – 16 April 1979
Minister of Coal Industry Boris Bratshenko 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Communications Nikolai Psurtshev 26 July 1974 – 4 September 1975
Nikolai Talyshin 4 September 1975 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Construction Georgi Karavajev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Construction of Heavy Industry Nikolai Goldin 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Culture Jekaterina Furtzeva 26 July – 25 October 1974
Pyotr Demichev 14 November 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Defence Andrei Gretchko 26 July 1974 – 26 April 1976
Dmitriy Ustinov 29 April – 16 April 1979
Minister of Education Mikhail Prokofjev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Ministry of Finance Vasily Garbuzov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Fish Industry Aleksandr Ishkov 26 July 1974 – 6 February 1978
Vladimir Kamentsev 14 February – 16 April 1979
Minister of Food Industry Voldemar Lein 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Geology Aleksandr Sidorenko 26 July 1974 – 29 December 1975
Jevgeni Kozlovski 29 December 1975 – 26 July 1974
Minister of Health Boris Petrovski 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Higher Education Vjatsheslav Yeljutin 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Industrial Construction Aleksandr Tokarjev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Internal Affairs Nikolai Shchelokov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Iron and Steel Industry Ivan Kazanetz 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Justice Vladimir Terebilov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Land Reclamation and Water Conservancy Yevgeni Aleksejevski 26 July 1974 – 1 January 1979
Nikolai Vasiljev 13 April – 16 April 1979
Minister of Light Industry Nikolai Tarasov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Meat and Dairy Industry Sergei Antonov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Non-Ferrous Metallurgy Pyotr Lomako 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Oil Processing and Petrochemical Industry Viktor Fjodorov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Electrical Power and Electrification Pyotr Neporozhny 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Timber and Wood Processing Industry Nikolai Timofjejev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Trade, Home Aleksandr Strujev 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Minister of Construction of Power Plants Viktor Krotov 26 May 1975 – 16 April 1979

Committees[edit]

Committee Chairman Period
Chairman of the People's Control Commission Aleksei Shkolnikov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Chairman of the State Planning Committee Nikolai Baibakov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Chairman of State Committee for State Security (KGB) Yuri Andropov 26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979

References[edit]

General
Specific
Government offices
Preceded by
Kosygin III
Governments of the Soviet Union
26 July 1974 – 16 April 1979
Succeeded by
Kosygin V