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Nikolai Konstantinovich Baibakov (Russian: Никола́й Константи́нович Байбако́в) (6 March 1911, Sabunchu, near Baku, Russian Empire – 31 March 2008, Moscow) was a Soviet statesman, economist and Hero of Socialist Labor. He finished secondary school in 1928 and entered the Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute, from which he graduated in 1931 as a mining engineer. In 1935, he was drafted into the armed forces. After completing his military service, he was appointed chief of the oilfield production department in an industrial complex in the USSR. Later he was promoted to chief engineer, then general director. He was in charge of evacuating oil industry facilities to the eastern regions during the Nazi invasion. Then he was appointed as narkom of the oil Industry of the USSR in 1944 serving until 1946. Because of his success in the planning of the oil industry sector of the Soviet Union and experience in economics, he was appointed as the head of Gosplan (State Planning Committee) of the USSR twice (1955–1957, 1965–1985).

Nikolai Baibakov
Никола́й Байбако́в
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Chairman of the State Planning Committee
In office
2 October 1965 – 14 October 1985
Preceded byPyotr Lomako
Succeeded byNikolai Talyzin
In office
25 May 1955 – 3 May 1957
PremierNikolai Bulganin
Preceded byMaksim Saburov
Succeeded byJoseph Kuzmin
Minister of Oil Industry
In office
28 December 1948 – 25 May 1955
PremierJoseph Stalin
Nikolai Bulganin
Preceded byPost reestablished
Succeeded byMikhail Evseenko
In office
30 November 1944 – 4 March 1946
PremierJoseph Stalin
Preceded byIvan Sedin
Succeeded byPost abolished
(post reestablished in 1948)
Personal details
Born(1911-03-06)6 March 1911
Sabunchu, Baku Governorate, Russian Empire
Died31 March 2008(2008-03-31) (aged 97)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union

Nikolai Baibakov retired in 1985. But he continued to work as a state councilor in the Presidium of the Council of Ministers of the USSR as of 1988. Then he was appointed head of the oil and gas section of the Academic Board of the Oil and Gas Institute with the Russian Academy of Sciences.[1]

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