Talk:Premier of the Soviet Union

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Edit war?[edit]

What's going on with reverts and re-reverts on this article? I could not even understand what the point of contention is, but you guys really need to discuss the issue here, at this talk page, rather than working you way towards edit warring blocks. Nsk92 (talk) 17:39, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Title[edit]

Shouldn't Chairman of the Council of Ministers be the correct English title of this article? RicJac (talk) 18:29, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

No because it also called Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars, Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, Chairman of the Interstate Economic Committee and Prime Minister of the Economic Union... Considering the fact that most western press, and many authors to this day still refer to the soviet head of government as Premier, Premier is the best word. Good enough explanation? --TIAYN (talk) 18:39, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Premier vs. General Secretary[edit]

It would nice if the opening paragraph of this article clearly explained the differences between Premier and General Secretary. As it is, both articles basically state that two positions represent the head of state, which strikes me as misleading. I understand that these differences changed over time, which is precisely what I'm trying to get a handle on. Maury Markowitz (talk) 14:39, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

@Maury Markowitz: This article states that the premier is head of government, while the General Secretary article states it was the title given to the party leader and that it was largely synonymous throughout Soviet history with leader of the Soviet Union. --TIAYN (talk) 22:26, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
But I don't understand precisely what the difference means. Is there nothing that we westerners might be more familiar with? And why should I have to go to both articles to understand a single concept? Long and short; I assume these positions have actual practical differences, but no idea what those might be. Maury Markowitz (talk) 20:15, 12 January 2015 (UTC)