List of leaders of the Russian SFSR

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Leaders of the Russian SFSR
Emblem of the Russian SFSR.svg
Appointer Politburo, Central Committee or any party apparatus and by electoral vote
Formation November 9, 1917
First holder Vladimir Lenin
(as Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissar)
Lev Kamenev
(as Chairmen of the Central Executive Committee)
Final holder Boris Yeltsin
(as President)
Abolished December 25, 1991

This is a list of leaders of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) from 1917 to 1991.

Heads of government[edit]

Lenin in 1920
Rykov before 1930
Kosygin at the 1967 Glassboro Summit Conference
Name Term start Term end
Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars of the Russian SFSR (1917–1946)
Vladimir Lenin 9 November 1917 21 January 1924
Joseph Stalin 2 February 1924 18 May 1929
Sergei Syrtsov 18 May 1929 3 November 1930
Daniil Sulimov 3 November 1930 22 July 1937
Nikolai Bulganin 22 July 1937 17 September 1938
Vasiliy Vakhrushev 29 July 1939 2 June 1940
Ivan Khokhlov 2 June 1940 23 June 1943
Alexei Kosygin 23 June 1943 23 March 1946
Chairmen of the Council of Ministers of the Russian SFSR (1946–1978)
Mikhail Rodionov 23 March 1946 9 March 1949
Boris Chernousov 9 March 1949 20 October 1952
Alexander Puzanov 20 October 1952 24 January 1956
Mikhail Yasnov 24 January 1956 19 December 1957
Frol Kozlov 19 December 1957 31 March 1958
Dmitry Polyansky 31 March 1958 23 November 1962
Gennady Voronov 23 November 1962 23 July 1971
Mikhail Solomentsev 28 July 1971 12 April 1978
Chairmen of the Council of Ministers — Government of the Russian SFSR (1978–1991)
Mikhail Solomentsev 12 April 1978 24 June 1983
Vitaly Vorotnikov 24 June 1983 3 October 1988
Alexander Vlasov 3 October 1988 15 June 1990
Ivan Silayev 15 June 1990 26 September 1991
Oleg Lobov 26 September 1991 6 November 1991
Boris Yeltsin 6 November 1991 26 December 1991

Heads of party[edit]

Brezhnev in 1967
Gorbachev in 1990
Name Term start Term end
Chairman of the Bureau of the Central Committee of the RSFSR (1956–1966)
Nikita Khrushchev 27 February 1956 16 November 1964
Leonid Brezhnev 16 November 1964 8 April 1966
Chairman of the Russian Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1989–1990)
Mikhail Gorbachev 9 December 1989 19 June 1990
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian SFSR (1990–1991)
Ivan Polozkov 23 June 1990 6 August 1991
Valentin Kuptsov 6 August 1991 23 August 1991

Heads of state[edit]

Kamenev as seen in 1918
Sverdlov
Vladimirsky
Yeltsin as seen during a 1989 press conference
Name Term start Term end
Chairmen of the Central Executive Committee of the All-Russian Congress of Soviets (1917–1938)
Lev Kamenev 9 November 1917 21 November 1917
Yakov Sverdlov 21 November 1917 16 March 1919
Mikhail Vladimirsky 16 March 1919 30 March 1919
Mikhail Kalinin 30 December 1922 15 July 1938
Chairmen of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR (1938–1990)
Alexei Badaev 19 July 1938 9 April 1943
Ivan Vlasov 9 April 1943 4 March 1944
Nikolai Shvernik 4 March 1944 25 June 1946
Ivan Vlasov 25 June 1946 7 July 1950
Mikhail Tarasov 7 July 1950 16 April 1959
Nikolai Ignatov 16 April 1959 26 November 1959
Nikolai Organov 26 November 1959 20 December 1962
Nikolai Ignatov 20 December 1962 14 November 1966
Mikhail Yasnov 23 December 1966 26 March 1985
Vladimir Orlov 26 March 1985 3 October 1988
Vitaly Vorotnikov 3 October 1988 29 May 1990
Boris Yeltsin 29 May 1990 10 Jul 1991
President of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1990–1991)
Boris Yeltsin 10 Jul 1991 25 December 1991

See also[edit]