Oleg Lobov

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Oleg Ivanovich Lobov (Russian: Олег Иванович Лобов; born 7 September 1937 in Kiev) is a Russian politician who served as acting First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic) from 19 April 1991 to 15 November 1991 and also was acting Chairman of the Council of Ministers – Government of the Russian SFSR from 26 September 1991 to 6 November 1991, shortly before the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Until 17 March 1997, Lobov served in various capacities in Russian state and government bodies. His last position was Deputy Head of the Government of the Russian Federation. As of October 2010, Lobov is the chairman of the non-governmental Association for International Cooperation and participates in various construction-related associations and unions.[1]

Education[edit]

He has a Candidate of Technical Sciences (Ph. D) degree and graduated from Rostov Institute of Engineers of Railway Transport in 1960.

Career[edit]

From 1960 to 197, he was employed in chemistry and construction industries in Sverdlovsk. He occupied various posts in the Sverdlovsk Communist Party of the Soviet Union), where Boris Yeltsin made a party career, rising up to the regional party head. Then worked in construction and returned to party work in 1982.

Controversy[edit]

From 1991 to 1995, Lobov actively helped Aum Shinrikyo, a Japanese new religious movement, to establish operations in Russia. According to allegations made in the United States Senate in 1995, Lobov's relationship with Aum began in December 1991 and continued to 1995. Lobov was accused of receiving cash advances from Aum and of regularly meeting with Aum "minister of construction" Kiyohide Hayakawa. Lobov allegedly met with Shoko Asahara in Japan and arranged Asahara's own visit to Russia in 1992.[2][3]

Business activity[edit]

He established two business entities, Rinco (РИНКО) and ZentrEKOMASH (ЦЕНТР ЭНЕРГОМАШ).

Awards[edit]

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

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Oleg Lobov. Biography (in Russian). Association for International Cooperation. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  2. ^ Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, pt. VI.
  3. ^ Frost, pp. 39-40.

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Silayev
Premier of the Russian SFSR
Acting

26 September 1991 – 6 November 1991
Succeeded by
Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by
Yevgeny Shaposhnikov
Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation
1993 - 1996
Succeeded by
Alexander Lebed