Premier of the Soviet UnionPremier of the Soviet Union
is the commonly used English term for the offices of Chairman of the Council of People's Comissars
(1923-1946) and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR
(1946-1991) (Председатель Совета Министров СССР) - was the top executive government position in the Soviet Union. However, the real power in the USSR had the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU
, and its Secretary General
. Some Soviet leaders held both positions at the same time.
Chronological list of Premiers of the Soviet Union: