Nikolai Baibakov

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Nikolai Baibakov
Никола́й Байбако́в
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Chairman of the State Planning Committee
In office
2 October 1965 – 14 October 1985
Premier
Preceded by Pyotr Lomako
Succeeded by Nikolai Talyzin
In office
25 May 1955 – 3 May 1957
Premier Nikolai Bulganin
Preceded by Maksim Saburov
Succeeded by Joseph Kuzmin
Minister of Oil Industry
In office
28 December 1948 – 25 May 1955
Premier Joseph Stalin
Nikolai Bulganin
Preceded by Post reestablished
Succeeded by Mikhail Evseenko
In office
30 November 1944 – 4 March 1946
Premier Joseph Stalin
Preceded by Ivan Sedin
Succeeded by Post abolished
(post reestablished in 1948)
Personal details
Born (1911-03-06)6 March 1911
Sabunchu, Baku Oblast Russian Empire
Died 31 March 2008(2008-03-31) (aged 97)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Nationality Soviet/Russian
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Nikolai Konstantinovich Baibakov (Russian: Никола́й Константи́нович Байбако́в) (6 March 1911, Sabunchu, near Baku, Russian Empire – 31 March 2008, Moscow) was a Soviet statesman, economist and Hero of Socialist Labor. He finished secondary school in 1928 and entered the Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute, from which he graduated in 1931 as a mining engineer. In 1935, he was drafted into the armed forces. After completing his military service, he was appointed chief of an oilfield production department in an industrial complex in the USSR. Later, he was promoted to chief engineer, then general director. He was in charge of evacuating oil industry facilities to the eastern regions in the Nazi invasion era. Then he was appointed as narkom of the oil Industry of the USSR in 1944 till 1946. Because of his success in the planning of the oil industry sector of the Soviet Union and experience in economics, he was appointed as the head of Gosplan (State Planning Committee) of the USSR twice (1955–1957, 1965–1985).

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.

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