Kosygin's Fifth Government

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The former government of Alexei Kosygin was dissolved following the Soviet legislative election of 1979. Kosygin was once again elected Premier by the Politburo and the Central Committee following the election. His fourth government lasted a little over one year due to bad health which led him to resign.

Ministries[edit]

Ministry Minister Period
Chairman of the Council of Ministers Alexei Kosygin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers Nikolai Tikhonov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers Ivan Arkhipov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Nikolai Baibakov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Venyamin Dymshitz 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Konstantin Katushev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Vladimir Kirillin 19 April 1979 – 22 January 1980
Juri Marchuk 22 January – 23 November 1980
Vladimir Novikov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Tikhon Kiselev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Mikhail Lesetshko 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Nikolai Martynov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Ignati Novikov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Vladimir Novikov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Ziya Nurijev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Leonid Smirnov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Agriculture Construction Stepan Khitrov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Agricultural Products Procurement Grigori Zolotukhin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Agriculture Valentin Mesyats 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Aviation Industry Vasili Kazakov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Assembling and Special Construction Boris Bakin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Automobile Industry Viktor Poljakov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Building Material Industry Aleksei Jasin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Chemical Industry Leonid Kostandov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Civil Aviation Boris Bugajev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Coal Industry Boris Bratshenko 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Communications Nikolai Talyshin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Construction Georgi Karavajev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Construction the Far East and Transbaikal Region Sergei Bashilov 18 December 1979 – 23 November 1980
Ministry of Construction of Heavy Industry Nikolai Goldin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Construction of Oil and Gas Industry Boris Shcherbina 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Construction of Petrochemical Machinery Konstantin Brekhov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Construction of Power Plants Viktor Krotov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Culture Pyotr Demichev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Construction, Road Building and Communal Machines Jefim Novosjelov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Defence Dmitriy Ustinov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Defence Industry Pavel Finogenov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Education Mikhail Prokofjev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Electrical Engineering Aleksei Antonov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Electrical Power and Electrification Pyotr Neporozhny 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Electronic Industry Aleksandr Shokin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Finance Vasily Garbuzov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Fish Industry Vladimir Kamentsev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Food Industry Voldemar Lein 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Foreign Trade Nikolai Patolitshev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Gas Industry Sabit Orudzhev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Geology Jevgeni Kozlovski 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Health Boris Petrovski 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Heavy and Transport Construction Vladimir Zhigalin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Ministry of Higher Education Vjatsheslav Yeljutin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Ministry of Industrial Construction Aleksandr Tokarjev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Instrument-Making, Automation and Control Systems Konstantin Rudnev 19 April 1979 – 1 July 1980
Mikhail Shkabardnya 10 September – 23 November 1980
Minister of Internal Affairs Nikolai Shchelokov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Iron and Steel Industry Ivan Kazanetz 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Justice Vladimir Terebilov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Land Reclamation and Water Conservancy Nikolai Vasiljev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Light Industry Nikolai Tarasov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Machine Building Vjatsheslav Bakhirov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Construction, Road Building and Communal Machines Jefim Novosjelov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Machine Building for Light and Food Industries Ivan Pudkov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Machinery for Stock Raising and Feeding Konstantin Beljak 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of General Machine Building Sergei Afanasjev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Machine-Tool and Instrument Making Anatoli Kostousov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Manufacture of Communication Media Erien Pervyshin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Meat and Dairy Industry Sergei Antonov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Medical Industry Afanasi Melnitshenko 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Medium Machine Building Yefim Slavski 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Merchant Marine Timofei Guzenko 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Non-Ferrous Metallurgy Pyotr Lomako 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Oil Industry Nikolai Maltsev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Oil Processing and Petrochemical Industry Viktor Fjodorov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Pulp and Paper Industry Konstantin Galantshin 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Radio Industry Pyotr Pleshakov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Railways Ivan Pavlovski 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Shipbuilding Mikhail Yegorov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Ministry of Timber and Wood Processing Industry Nikolai Timofjejev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Tractors and Agricultural Machines Ivan Sinizyn 19 April 1979 – 10 October 1980
Aleksandr Yezhevski 10 October – 23 November 1980
Minister of Trade, Home Aleksandr Strujev 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Minister of Transport Construction Ivan Sosnov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980

Committees[edit]

Committee Chairman Period
Chief Administrator of the Council of Ministers Mikhail Smirtyukov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Chairman of the People's Control Commission Aleksei Shkolnikov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Chairman of the State Planning Committee Nikolai Baibakov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Chairman of State Committee for State Security (KGB) Yuri Andropov 19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980

References[edit]

General
Specific
Government offices
Preceded by
Kosygin IV
Governments of the Soviet Union
19 April 1979 – 23 November 1980
Succeeded by
Tikhonov I