Governor of Saint Petersburg

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Governor of Saint Petersburg
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Georgyj Poltavchenko.jpeg
Incumbent
Georgy Poltavchenko

since 31 August 2011
Residence Kamenny Island, Saint Petersburg
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Mikhail Menshikov
Formation 1703
Website Office of the Governor
The Smolny Institute, The Governor's offices

The Governor of the City of Saint Petersburg is head of the executive branch of Saint Petersburg City Administration. The mayor's office administers all city services, public property, police and fire protection, most public agencies, and enforces all city and state laws within Saint Petersburg.

The mayor's office is located in Smolny Institute and has jurisdiction over all Saint Petersburg City. The mayor appoints a large number of officials, including directors, who head city departments, and deputy mayors.

List of heads of Saint Petersburg government[edit]

For the period during the Russian Empire, see Saint Petersburg Governorate.

Chairpersons of the Executive Committee (1917-1991)[edit]

Chairperson Took office Left office Party
1 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R15068, Leo Dawidowitsch Trotzki.jpg Leon Trotsky 25 October 1917 11 December 1917 Communist Party
2 Zinovieff 2.jpg Grigory Zinoviev 13 December 1917 12 July 1926 Communist Party
3 Nikolay Pavlovich Komarov.jpg Nikolay Komarov 12 July 1926 7 January 1930 Communist Party
4 Kodatsky.jpg Ivan Kodatsky April 1930 January 1937 Communist Party
5 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Vasily Shestakov January 1937 March 1937 Communist Party
6 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Aleksey Petrovsky September 1937 October 1938 Communist Party
7 A. Kosygin 1967.jpg Alexei Kosygin October 1938 6 January 1939 Communist Party
8 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Pyotr Popkov 6 January 1939 9 March 1946 Communist Party
9 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Pyotr Lazutin 11 March 1946 22 February 1949 Communist Party
10 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Pyotr Ladanov 2 March 1949 June 1954 Communist Party
11 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Nikolay Smirnov June 1954 17 June 1962 Communist Party
12 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Vasily Isayev June 1962 August 1966 Communist Party
13 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Aleksandr Sizov August 1966 December 1972 Communist Party
14 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Vasily Kazakov January 1973 June 1976 Communist Party
15 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Lev Zaykov June 1976 26 April 1983 Communist Party
16 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Vladimir Khodyrev 26 April 1983 23 May 1990 Communist Party
17 Coat of arms Leningrad.svg Aleksandr Schelkanov 23 May 1990 12 June 1991 Communist Party

Mayors/Governors of Saint Petersburg (1991-present)[edit]

Mayor/Governor Took office Left office Party
1 Anatoly Sobchak.jpg Anatoly Sobchak 12 June 1991 5 June 1996 Independent
2 Vladimir Yakovlev in 2000.jpg Vladimir Yakovlev 5 June 1996 15 October 2003 Independent
3 Valentina Matviyenko.jpg Valentina Matviyenko 15 October 2003 31 August 2011 United Russia
4 Georgyj Poltavchenko.jpeg Georgy Poltavchenko 31 August 2011 Incumbent United Russia

See also[edit]