Mikhail Solomentsev

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Mikhail Solomentsev
Михаи́л Соло́менцев
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Chairman of the Party Control Committee of the Central Committee
In office
15 June 1983 – 30 September 1988
Preceded byArvīds Pelše
Succeeded byBoris Pugo
Chairman of the Council of Ministers – Government of the Russian SFSR
In office
28 July 1971 – 24 June 1983
Preceded byGennady Voronov
Succeeded byVitaly Vorotnikov
Full member of the 26th, 27th Politburo
In office
26 December 1983 – 30 September 1988
Member of the 23rd, 24th Secretariat
In office
13 December 1966 – 23 November 1971
Personal details
Born(1913-11-07)7 November 1913
Yeletsky District, Russian Empire
Died15 February 2008(2008-02-15) (aged 94)
Moscow, Russian Federation
NationalitySoviet, Russian
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union

Mikhail Sergeyevich Solomentsev (Russian: Михаи́л Серге́евич Соло́менцев; 7 November [O.S. 24 October] 1913 – 15 February 2008) was a high-ranking Soviet politician. He was born near Yelets and graduated from the Leningrad Technological Institute in 1940. Solomentsev was a leading Communist party functionary in Kazakhstan during 1962–1964 and was in charge of the Rostov-on-Don obkom from 1964–1966. He served as a secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the years 1966–1971. Solomontsev was Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian RSFR starting from 1971 and ending in 1983. He sat in the Politburo from 1983 until he was sacked by Mikhail Gorbachev five years later.

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  • Martin McCauley, Who's Who in Russia Since 1900, Routledge, 1997, ISBN 0-415-13898-1; pp. 194–195