Tikhon Kiselyov

Tikhon Yakovlevich Kiselyov (Russian: Ти́хон Я́ковлевич Киселёв, Belarusian: Ціхан Якаўлевіч Кісялёў; 12 August (O.S.: 30 July), 1917 – 11 January 1983) was a Belarusian statesman in the Soviet Union, the leader (first secretary) of the Communist Party of Byelorussia, i.e., the de facto leader of the Byelorussian SSR (1980-1983).[1]

Tikhon Kiselyov
Ціхан Кісялёў
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First Secretary of the Communist Party of Byelorussia
In office
15 October 1980 – 11 January 1983
Preceded byPyotr Masherov
Succeeded byNikolay Slyunkov
Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers
In office
5 December 1978 – 23 October 1980
PremierAlexei Kosygin
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
9 April 1959 – 11 December 1978
Preceded byNikolay Avkhimovich
Succeeded byAleksandr Aksyonov
Candidate member of the 25th, 26th Politburo
In office
21 October 1980 – 11 January 1983
Full member of the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Central Committee
In office
31 October 1961 – 11 January 1983
Personal details
Born(1917-07-30)30 July 1917
Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire
Died11 January 1983(1983-01-11) (aged 65)
Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union (1940-1983)
Other political
Communist Party of Byelorussia
ProfessionCivil servant






  • Career data are taken from the Large Encyclopedic Dictionary (Moscow, 1991)