Dimitri Venediktov

Dimitri Venediktov was the Deputy Health Minister of the USSR from 1965 to 1981 under Ministers of Health Boris Petrovsky and Sergei Burenkov.[1] In this role, he was instrumental in the campaign to eradicate smallpox and supplying vaccines for the program [2] He was also involved in organizing the Conference of Alma-Ata which was foundational in the field of public health.[3] He was elected to the Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union from 1989 to its dissolution.[1] He currently serves on the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, focusing on information storage in healthcare.

Dimitri Venediktov
Дмитрий Дмитриевич Венедиктов
Deputy Health Minister of the Soviet Union
In office
Personal details
Spouse(s)Pavlova Maria (Павлова Мария Григорьевна)
Alma materI.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University


Venediktov received two Orders of the Red Banner of Labour and one Order of the Badge of Honour amongst other awards.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Дмитрий Венедиктов — Заведующий кафедрой медицинской информатики и управления при Президиуме РАМН — Кто есть Кто в медицине. Ktovmedicine.ru (2017). at <http://ktovmedicine.ru/people/dmitriy-venediktov.html>
  2. ^ Henderson, D. Smallpox. 101-103 (Prometheus Books, 2009) a.
  3. ^ WHO | Consensus during the Cold War: back to Alma-Ata. Who.int (2017). at <http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/10/08-031008/en/>