Nikolai Bulganin

Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin (Russian: Никола́й Алекса́ндрович Булга́нин; 11 June [O.S. 30 May] 1895 – 24 February 1975)[1] was a Soviet politician who served as Minister of Defense (1953–1955) and Premier of the Soviet Union (1955–1958) under Nikita Khrushchev, following service in the Red Army and as defence minister under Joseph Stalin.

Nikolai Bulganin
Николай Булганин
Chairman of the Council of Ministers
of the Soviet Union
In office
8 February 1955  27 March 1958
PresidentKliment Voroshilov
First DeputiesAnastas Mikoyan
Mikhail Pervukhin
Maksim Saburov
Joseph Kuzmin
Lazar Kaganovich
Preceded byGeorgy Malenkov
Succeeded byNikita Khrushchev
Minister of Defence
(Soviet Union)
In office
15 March 1953  9 February 1955
PremierGeorgy Malenkov
Preceded byAleksandr Vasilevsky
Nikolai Kuznetsov
Succeeded byGeorgy Zhukov
Additional positions
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers
(Soviet Union)
In office
7 April 1950  8 February 1955
PremierJoseph Stalin
Georgy Malenkov
Preceded byVyacheslav Molotov
Succeeded byAnastas Mikoyan
Minister of the Armed Forces
(Soviet Union)
In office
3 March 1947  24 March 1949
PremierJoseph Stalin
Preceded byJoseph Stalin
Succeeded byAleksandr Vasilevsky
Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Russian SFSR
In office
22 July 1937  17 September 1938
PremierVyacheslav Molotov
Preceded byDaniil Sulimov
Succeeded byVasiliy Vakhrushev
Full member of the 18th, 19th, 20th Politburo of the CPSU
In office
18 February 1948  5 September 1958
Candidate member of the 18th Politburo of the CPSU
In office
18 March 1946  18 February 1948
Member of the Orgburo of the CPSU
In office
18 March 1946  14 October 1952
Personal details
Born
Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin
(Никола́й Алекса́ндрович Булга́нин)

(1895-06-11)11 June 1895
Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire
Died24 February 1975(1975-02-24) (aged 79)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Resting placeNovodevichy Cemetery, Moscow
CitizenshipSoviet
NationalityRussian
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union (1917–1960)
Awards
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Branch/serviceRed Army
Years of service1941–1958
RankMarshal of the Soviet Union (1947–1958)
CommandsSoviet Armed Forces
Battles/warsWorld War II