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Boris Mikhailovich Belousov (born 18 June 1934) is a Soviet politician who held different cabinet posts, including Minister of Defense Industry.

Boris Belousov
Minister of Defense Industry
In office
17 July 1989 – 24 August 1991
PremierNikolai Ryzhkov
Preceded byPavel Finogenev
Succeeded byPost abolished
Minister of Machine Building
In office
7 June 1987 – 17 July 1989
PremierNikolai Ryzhkov
Preceded byVjatsheslav Bakhirov
Succeeded byPost abolished
Personal details
Born1934 (age 84–85)
Political partyCommunist Party
Alma materTaganrog Radio Technical Institute

Early life and educationEdit

Belousov was born in 1934.[1] He received a degree in electronic engineering from the Taganrog Radio Technical Institute.[1]


Belousov was a member of the Communist Party.[1] He worked in Izhevsk in the field of general machine-building.[1] He served as the department head at the Udmur CPSU Obkom and director of the Izhevsk mechanical plant. His cabinet posts include deputy, and USSR first deputy minister of defense, USSR minister of machine building.[1] He was the minister of defense industry during the Gorbachev era.[2] He was appointed to the post in July 1989 in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Nikolai I. Ryzhkov.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Soviet Union: Political Affairs" (PDF). JPRS. 12 December 1989. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  2. ^ Esther B. Fein (27 July 1991). "Reactors to Juice Cartons: Soviet Factory Adjusts". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Soviet Deputies Reject 2d Cabinet Candidate". The New York Times. AP. 6 July 1989. Retrieved 17 January 2014.