Boris Mikhailovich Belousov

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Boris Mikhailovich Belousov
Minister of Defense Industry
In office
July 1989 – ?
Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov
Minister of Machine Building
Personal details
Born 1934 (age 82–83)
Nationality Russian
Political party Communist Party
Alma mater Taganrog Radio Technical Institute

Boris Mikhailovich Belousov (born 1934) is a Soviet politician who held different cabinet posts, including minister of defense industry.

Early life and education[edit]

Belousov was born in 1934.[1] He received a degree in electronic engineering from the Taganrog Radio Technical Institute.[1]


Belousov was a member of the Communist Party.[1] He worked in Izhevsk in the field of general machine-building.[1] He served as the department head at the Udmur CPSU Obkom and director of the Izhevsk mechanical plant. His cabinet posts include deputy, and USSR first deputy minister of defense, USSR minister of machine building.[1] He was the minister of defense industry during the Gorbachev era.[2] He was appointed to the post in July 1989 in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Nikolai I. Ryzhkov.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Soviet Union: Political Affairs" (PDF). JPRS. 12 December 1989. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Esther B. Fein (27 July 1991). "Reactors to Juice Cartons: Soviet Factory Adjusts". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Soviet Deputies Reject 2d Cabinet Candidate". The New York Times. AP. 6 July 1989. Retrieved 17 January 2014.