Nikifor Kalchenko

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Nykyfor Timofiyovych Kalchenko (Ukrainian: Никифор Тимофійович Кальчекно; 9 February [O.S. 27 January] 1906 – 14 May 1989) was a Ukrainian and Soviet politician, who served as the head of government of Ukrainian SSR (today's equivalent of prime-minister).[1]


Nykyfor Kalchenko was born in a peasant family in a small village in Poltava Oblast, central Ukraine.


Nykyfor Kalchenko was awarded the Hero of Socialist Labour in 1976.


Political offices
Preceded by
Demyan Korotchenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine (Ukrainian SSR)
Succeeded by
Volodymyr Shcherbytsky