Boris Shcherbina

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Boris Shcherbina
Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers
In office
13 January 1984 – 7 June 1989 (1984-01-13 – 1989-06-07)
Minister of Construction of the Oil and Gas Industries
In office
11 December 1973 – 13 January 1984 (1973-12-11 – 1984-01-13)
Preceded byAleksei K. Kortunov [ru]
Succeeded byVladimir G. Chirskov [ru]
Personal details
Born(1919-10-05)5 October 1919
Debaltsevo, Ukrainian SSR
Died22 August 1990(1990-08-22) (aged 70)
Moscow, Russian SFSR
Resting placeNovodevichy Cemetery
Spouse(s)Raisa Pavlovna Shcherbina
ChildrenYuri Borisovich Shcherbina
OccupationRailway engineer
Known forCrisis management of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and 1988 Armenian earthquake; Chairman of the Chernobyl Commission
AwardsHero of Socialist Labor
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service years1939–1942
ConflictRusso-Finnish War

Boris Yevdokimovich Shcherbina (Ukrainian: Борис Євдокимович Щербина; 5 October 1919 – 22 August 1990) was a Ukrainian Soviet politician. He was a vice-chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union from 1984 to 1989. He was in charge of Soviet crisis management of two major catastrophes: the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the 1988 Armenian earthquake.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hewitt, Ed A.; Winston, Victor H. (1 December 2010). Milestones in Glasnost and Perestroyka: Politics and People. Brookings Institution Press. pp. 20–. ISBN 978-0-8157-1914-4.
  2. Plokhy, Serhii (15 May 2018). Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe. Basic Books. pp. 299–. ISBN 978-1-5416-1708-7.