Alexei Kosygin (Soviet Survival)

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Alexei Kosygin
Алексей Косыгин
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
26 January 1969 – 23 October 1980
Preceded by Leonid Brezhnev
Succeeded by Kirill Mazurov
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union
In office
15 October 1964 – 23 October 1980
Deputy Dmitriy Ustinov
Kirill Mazurov
Dmitry Polyansky
Preceded by Konstantin Chernenko
Succeeded by Vladimir Ivashko (acting)
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers
In office
4 May 1960 – 15 October 1964
Premier Nikita Khrushchev
Preceded by Frol Kozlov
Succeeded by Dmitriy Ustinov
Personal details
Political party Communist
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Children Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya
Alma mater Moscow State University
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Alexei Nikolayevich Kosygin (Russian: Алексе́й Никола́евич Косы́гин, tr. Aleksej Nikolajevič Kosygin; 21 February [O.S. 8 February] 1904 – 18 December 1980) was a Soviet-Russian statesman during the Cold War. He served as the Premier of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1980 and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1969 to 1980. He is widely credited with successful economic reforms that led to the Soviet Union's rapid economic growth during the 1970s and 1980s. He is also credited with subsequent détente between the Soviet Union and the United States.