List of heads of state of Russia

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This is the list of the heads of state of Russia. For a more detailed, but shorter list, go to List of presidents of Russia

Picture Name Term of office Party
Russian Provisional Government (1917)
1 Mihail II.jpg Emperor Michael II[1] 15 March 1917 21 July 1917 Independent
Russian Republic (1917)
2 Alexander Kerensky LOC 24416.jpg Alexander Kerensky [2] 21 July 1917 7 November 1917 Socialist-Revolutionary Party
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1917–1991)
3 1918 Lev Kamenev.jpg Lev Kamenev 7 November 1917 21 November 1917 Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (bolsheviks)
4 YakovSverdlov.jpg Yakov Sverdlov 21 November 1917 1918 Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (bolsheviks)
(4) 1918 16 March 1919 Russian Communist Party (bolsheviks)
5 M.F.Vladimirsky - young.jpeg Mikhail Vladimirsky 16 March 1919 30 March 1919 Russian Communist Party (bolsheviks)
Lenin CL.jpg Vladimir Lenin 30 March 1919 30 December 1922 Russian Communist Party (bolsheviks)
6 Калинин М. И. (1920).jpg Mikhail Kalinin 30 December 1922 15 July 1938 All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks)
7 No image.png Alexey Badaev 15 July 1938 4 March 1944 All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks)
8 NikolayShvernik.jpg Nikolay Shvernik 4 March 1944 25 June 1946 All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks)
9 No image.png Ivan Vlasov 25 June 1946 7 July 1950 All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks)
9 No image.png Mikhail Tarasov 7 July 1950 14 October 1952 All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks)
(9) 14 October 1952 16 April 1959 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
10 No image.png Nikolai Ignatov 16 April 1959 26 November 1959 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
11 No image.png Nikolai Organov 26 November 1959 20 December 1962 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
(10) No image.png Nikolai Ignatov 20 December 1962 14 November 1966 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
12 Mikhail Yasnov 14 November 1966 26 March 1985 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
13 Vladimir Orlov 26 March 1985 3 October 1988 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
14 Vitaly Vorotnikov 3 October 1988 29 May 1990 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
15 Борис Николаевич Ельцин.jpg Boris Yeltsin 29 May 1990 25 December 1991 Independent
Russian Federation (1991–present)
1 Борис Николаевич Ельцин.jpg Boris Yeltsin 25 December 1991 31 December 1999 Independent
VladimirPutinNewYear2012-2.png Vladimir Putin 31 December 1999 7 May 2000 Unity
2 7 May 2000 April 2004 Unity
(2) April 2004 7 May 2008 Independent
3 Medvedev at Davos.jpg Dmitry Medvedev 7 May 2008 24 September 2011 Independent
(3) 24 September 2011 7 May 2012 United Russia
(2) VladimirPutinNewYear2012-2.png Vladimir Putin 7 May 2012 incumbent United Russia

Heads of party[edit]

Picture Name Term of office Party
1 Stasova2.jpg Elena Stasova April 1917 1918 Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (bolsheviks)
2 YakovSverdlov.jpg Yakov Sverdlov 1918 16 March 1919 Russian Communist Party (bolsheviks)
(1) Stasova2.jpg Elena Stasova 16 March 1919 December 1919 Russian Communist Party (bolsheviks)
3 Bundesarchiv Bild 102-08858, Nikolai Nikolajewitsch Krestinski.jpg Nikolay Krestinsky December 1919 March 1921 Russian Communist Party (bolsheviks)
4 Molotov.bra.jpg Vyacheslav Molotov March 1921 3 April 1922 Russian Communist Party (bolsheviks)
5 Joseph Stalin 3 April 1922 30 December 1922 Russian Communist Party (bolsheviks)
(5) 30 December 1922 16 October 1952 All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks)
Post abolished (16 October 1952 – 14 September 1953)
6 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-B0628-0015-035, Nikita S. Chruschtschow.jpg Nikita Khrushchev 14 September 1953 16 November 1964 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
7 Leonid Brežněv (Bundesarchiv).jpg Leonid Brezhnev 16 November 1964 10 November 1982 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
RIAN archive 101740 Yury Andropov, Chairman of KGB.jpg Yuri Andropov 10 November 1982 9 February 1984 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
8 Konstantin Chernenko 9 February 1984 10 March 1985 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
9 RIAN archive 850809 General Secretary of the CPSU CC M. Gorbachev (crop).jpg Mikhail Gorbachev 10 March 1985 23 June 1990 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
10 No image.png Ivan Polozkov 23 June 1990 6 August 1991 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
11 No image.png Valentin Kuptsov 6 August 1991 23 August 1991 Communist Party of the Soviet Union

References[edit]

  1. ^ Had refused to ascend to his older brother Nicholas II's throne without the consent of an elected Constituent Assembly
  2. ^ Also Head of the Russian Provisional Government