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Administrator of Affairs of the Soviet Union

The Administrator of Affairs of the Soviet Union, or Secretary to the Premier, was a high-standing officer within the Soviet Government whose main task was to co-sign, with the Premier of the Soviet Union, decrees and resolutions made by the All-Union government. The government apparatus prepared items of policy, which the office holder would check systematically against decrees of the Party-Government. This function consisted of several departments and other structural units. The Soviet Government apparatus was headed by the Administrator of Affairs who, in accordance with the established order, was a member of the federal government body.[1]

List of administratorsEdit

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[note 1]
Holder Tenure Premier
1 Administrator of Affairs of the Council of People's Commissars (1922–1946)
Nikolai Gorbunov 17 July 1923 – 29 December 1930 Vladimir Lenin
Alexey Rykov
Vyacheslav Molotov
2 Platon Kerzhentsev 29 December 1930 – 23 March 1933 Vyacheslav Molotov
3 Ivan Miroshnikov 23 March 1933 – 29 March 1937 Vyacheslav Molotov
4 Mikhail Arbuzov 29 March 1937 – 31 July 1937 Vyacheslav Molotov
5 Nikolai Petrunichev 31 July 1937 – 5 November 1938 Vyacheslav Molotov
6 Ivan Bolshakov 17 December 1938 – 4 June 1939 Vyacheslav Molotov
7 Mikhail Hlomov 10 June 1939 – 14 November 1940 Vyacheslav Molotov
8 Jacob Chadeyev 14 November 1940 – 15 March 1946 Vyacheslav Molotov
Joseph Stalin
Administrator of Affairs of the Council of Ministers (1946–1991)
Jacob Chadeyev 19 March 1946 – 13 March 1949 Joseph Stalin
9 Mikhail Pomaznev 13 March 1949 – 29 June 1953 Joseph Stalin
Georgy Malenkov
10 Anatoly Korobov 29 June 1953 – 1 July 1958 Georgy Malenkov
Nikolai Bulganin
Nikita Khrushchev
11 Pyotr Demichev 1 July 1958 – 3 March 1959 Nikita Khrushchev
12 George Stepanov 18 March 1959 – 22 October 1964 Nikita Khrushchev
Alexei Kosygin
13 Mikhail Smirtyukov 18 December 1964 – 7 June 1989 Alexei Kosygin
Nikolai Tikhonov
Nikolai Ryzhkov
14 Mikhail Shkabardnya 7 June 1989 – 21 March 1991 Nikolai Ryzhkov
15 Administrative Director of the Cabinet of Ministers (1991)
Igor Prostiakov 21 March 1991 – 26 November 1991 Valentin Pavlov
Ivan Silayev

NotesEdit

  1. ^ These numbers are not official.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Кабинет Министров СССР. 5 июля 1978 «ЗАКОН О СОВЕТЕ МИНИСТРОВ СССР». (Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. 5 July 1978 Law of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. ).