Oleg Baklanov

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Oleg Dmitriyevich Baklanov
Олег Дмитриевич Бакланов
Minister of General Machine Building
In office
8 April 1983 – 25 march 1988
Premier Nikolai Tikhonov, Nikolai Ryzhkov
Preceded by Sergey Afanasyev
Succeeded by Vitaly Doguzhiev
Full member of the 28th Politburo
In office
14 July 1990 – 29 August 1991
Secretary of the 28th Central Committee
In office
14 July 1990 – 29 August 1991
Member of the 27th Secretariat
In office
18 February 1988 – 14 July 1990
Personal details
Born (1932-03-17) 17 March 1932 (age 84)
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR
Nationality USSR

Oleg Dmitriyevich Baklanov (Russian: Оле́г Дми́триевич Бакла́нов; born March 17, 1932) was a Soviet politician, high functionary in government and industry, and is now a scientist and businessman. As Minister of General Machine Building, he was responsible for Soviet space industry during the 80s.


He was member of the CPSU Central Committee (1988-1991) responsible for issues of state defense and one of the GKChP members during the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt.[1] Baklanov worked in an instrument engineering factory in Kharkov, Ukraine, and later became chief of the factory. He was appointed as engineering industry minister of USSR in 1983 and Supreme Soviet deputy (1981–91). Included in the post-coup amnesty in 1994. Baklanov is the chairman of the board of governors at the Rosobshemash company.[2]

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