Vladilen Nikitin
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Vladilen Nikitin

Vladilen Nikitin
First Deputy Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers

27 July 1989 - 31 August 1990
PremierNikolai Ryzhkov
Minister of Agriculture

28 May - 23 November 1985
PremierNikolai Ryzhkov
Vitaly Vorotnikov
Victor Nikonov
Personal details
Born (1936-10-30) 30 October 1936 (age 83)
Political partyCommunist Party
Alma materOmsk Agricultural Institute
Higher Party School

Vladilen Nikitin (Russian: ?; born 30 October 1936) is a Russian engineer and politician. He served as first deputy premier during the Gorbachev Era.

Early life and education

Nikitin was born in 1936.[1] He attended the Omsk Agricultural Institute and then the Higher Party School at the CPSU Central Committee and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.[1]


Nikitin worked as senior engineer until 1976 when he was appointed chairman of the Tyumen Oblast.[1][2] In 1985, he became minister of agriculture in 1985 and then first deputy chairman of the state agroindustrial committee, Gosagroprom.[1][3] He served as first deputy prime minister under the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.[4] He was also appointed chairman of the state commission for food and purchasing, becoming the first executive of the body.[3] He was fired by Gorbachev on 31 August 1990 due to cigarette shortage which caused demonstrations in Moscow.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Soviet Union". JPRS Report. 12 December 1989. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Russia - Provincie Oblast". Portal Estoria. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b Eugene Huskey (1992). Executive Power and Soviet Politics: The Rise and Decline of the Soviet State. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe. p. 168. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Gorbachev Dismisses One of His Top Aides In Cigarette Shortage". The New York Times. Reuters. 31 August 1990. Retrieved 2013.

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