World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Presidential Council of the Soviet Union

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Soviet Union
 

The Presidential Council was created in March 1990 to replace the Politburo as the major policymaking body in the USSR. According to article 127 in the Soviet constitution the job of the presidential council was "to implement the basic thrust of USSR's domestic and foreign policy and ensure the country's security". It was abolished on 26 December 1990. Only the writer Valentin Rasputin was a non-party member.

The members were as follows:

Name Occupation
Chingiz Aitmatov A Kyrgyz writer
Vadim Bakatin Minister of Interior
Valery Boldin Head of the Central Committee General Department
Nikolai Gubenko Minister of Culture of the Soviet Union
Albert Kauls Chairman of the Adazhi agromdustnal combine (Latvian)
Vadim Medvedev
Yury Maslyukov Chairman of the State Planning Committee
Yury Osipian Physicist and Vice Chairman of the USSR Academy of Sciences
Yevgeny Primakov Chairman of the USSR Soviet of the Union
Valentin Rasputin A nationalist writer
Grigory Revenko The head of the president's staff (Ukrainian)
Alexander Yakovlev A senior secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikolai Ryzhkov Chairman of the Council of Ministers
Stanislav Shatalin Economist
Eduard Shevardnadze Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union (Georgian)
Gennady Yanayev Vice President of the Soviet Union
Venyamin Yarin Chairman of the United Workers Front
Dmitry Yazov Marshal and Minister of Defence of Soviet Union
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.