Stalin's first government

Stalin's first government was created on 7 May 1941 and was dissolved on 15 March 1946, with the creation of Stalin's second government. It was the government throughout the Great Patriotic War.

Stalin's first government
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11th government of the Soviet Union
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Date formed7 May 1941 (1941-05-07)
Date dissolved15 March 1946 (1946-03-15)
People and organisations
Head of governmentJoseph Stalin
Deputy head of governmentVyacheslav Molotov
No. of ministers56
History
PredecessorMolotov IV
SuccessorStalin II

MinistriesEdit

The government consisted of:[1]

Some periods in the table below start before 7 May 1941 or end after 15 March 1946 because the minister was in previous or later governments.

Ministry Minister Took office Left office
Chairman of the Council of Peoples' Commissars Joseph Stalin 6 May 1941 5 March 1953
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Peoples' Commissars Vyacheslav Molotov 16 August 1942 15 July 1964
Deputy Chairman of the Council of Peoples' Commissars Vyacheslav Molotov 7 May 1941 16 August 1942
Anastas Mikoyan 7 May 1941 15 March 1946
Lazar Kaganovich 7 May 1941 15 March 1946
Nikolai Voznesenski 7 May 1941 15 March 1946
Andrey Vyshinsky 7 May 1941 1 January 1944
Rosalia Zemlyachka 7 May 1941 1 January 1943
Aleksei Kosygin 7 May 1941 15 March 1946
Mikhail Pervukhin 7 May 1941 1 January 1944
Lavrentiy Beria 7 May 1941 15 March 1946
Maksim Saburov 7 May 1941 1 January 1943
People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov 7 May 1941 4 March 1949
People's Commissar for Agriculture Ivan Benediktov 7 May 1941 11 December 1943
Andrey Andreyevich Andreyev 11 December 1943 26 March 1946
People's Commissar for Armament Boris Vannikov 7 May 1941 9 June 1941
Dmitri Ustinov 9 June 1941 6 March 1953
People's Commissar for Ammunition Pjotr Goremykin 7 May 1941 16 February 1942
Boris Vannikov 16 February 1942 7 January 1946
People's Commissar for Tank Industry Vyatsheslav Malyshev 1 September 1941 16 October 1945
People's Commissar for Mortar Arms Pjotr Parshin 20 November 1941 17 February 1946
People's Commissar for Aviation Industry Aleksei Sakhurin 7 May 1941 15 March 1946
People's Commissar for Building Materials Industry Leonid Sosnin 7 May 1941 21 December 1944
Lazar Kaganovich 21 December 1944 12 March 1947
People's Commissar for Chemical Industry Mikhail Denisov 7 May 1941 26 February 1942
Mikhail Pervukhin 26 February 1942 17 January 1950
People's Commissar for Coal Industry Vasily Vakhrushev 12 October 1939 19 January 1946
People's Commissar for Commerce Aleksandr Vasilievich Lyubimov 7 May 1941 1 March 1948
People's Commissar for Transport Lazar Kaganovich 7 May 1941 21 December 1944
Ivan Kovalev (ru) 21 December 1944 15 March 1946
People's Commissar for Construction Semjon Zakharovich Ginzburg 7 May 1941 19 January 1946
People's Commissar for Defence Semyon Timoshenko 7 May 1941 19 July 1941
Joseph Stalin 19 July 1941 3 March 1947
People's Commissar for Electrotechnical Industry Ivan Kabanov 7 May 1941 19 March 1946
People's Commissar for Ferrous Metallurgy Ivan Tevosian 17 April 1940 29 July 1948
People's Commissar for Finance Arseny Zverev 19 January 1938 16 February 1948
People's Commissar for the Fishing Industry Aleksandr Ishkov 1 July 1940 8 May 1946
People's Commissar for Food Industry Dmitri Pavlov [ru] 7 May 1941 26 April 1951
People's Commissar for Foreign Trade Anastas Mikoyan 30 November 1938 4 March 1949
People's Commissar for Health George Miterev 8 September 1939 17 February 1947
People's Commissar for Heavy Machine Building Aleksandr Yefremov 17 April 1940 6 June 1941
Nikolai Kazakov 6 June 1941 6 March 1953
People's Commissar for the Interior Lavrentiy Beria 25 November 1938 14 January 1946
Sergei Kruglov 14 January 1946 13 March 1953
People's Commissar for Justice Nikolai Ryshkov 19 January 1939 5 February 1948
People's Commissar for Light Industry Sergei Lukin 2 January 1939 11 June 1947
People's Commissar for Machine Building Pjotr Parshin 7 May 1941 20 November 1941
17 February 1946 15 March 1946
People's Commissar for Medium Machine Building Stepan Akopov 1 January 1942 17 February 1946
People's Commissar for Meat and Dairy Industry Pavel Smirnov 19 January 1939 22 August 1946
People's Commissar for Merchant Marine on Rivers Zosima Shashkov 7 May 1941 19 March 1946
People's Commissar for Merchant Marine in Open Sea Semjon Dukelski 7 May 1941 8 February 1942
Pjotr Sirshov 6 June 1941 15 March 1946
People's Commissars for the Navy Nikolay Kuznetsov 28 April 1939 25 February 1946
People's Commissars for Non-Ferrous Metallurgy Pyotr Lomako 9 July 1940 26 June 1948

CommitteesEdit

Committee Chairman Took office Left office
Chairman of the State Control Commission Maksim Saburov 7 May 1941 8 December 1942
Nikolai Voznesensky 8 December 1942 15 March 1946

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Governments of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1964–1991)". elisa.net. Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
Government offices
Preceded by
Molotov IV
Governments of the Soviet Union
7 May 1941–15 March 1946
Succeeded by
Stalin II