Vadim Bakatin

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Vadim Bakatin
Вадим Бакатин
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Vadim Bakatin
Leader Inter-republican security service of the USSR
In office
6 November 1991[1] – 15 January 1992[2]
PremierIvan Silayev
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byPost abolished
Chairman of the KGB
In office
29 August 1991[3] – 3 December 1991
PremierIvan Silayev
Preceded byVladimir Kryuchkov
Succeeded byPost abolished
Minister of Interior of the Soviet Union
In office
20 October 1988 – 1 December 1990
PremierNikolai Ryzhkov
Preceded byAlexander Vlasov
Succeeded byBoris Pugo
Personal details
Born(1937-11-06)6 November 1937
Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo Oblast, Soviet Union
Died31 July 2022(2022-07-31) (aged 84)
Moscow, Russia
Nationality
  • Soviet (1937–1991)
  • Russian (1991–2022)
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union (1964–1991)

Vadim Viktorovich Bakatin (Russian: Вадим Викторович Бакатин; 6 November 1937 – 31 July 2022) was a Russian politician. He was the last chairman of the KGB in 1991.[4] due to political reasons.[5] He was the Minister of Interior of the Soviet Union before, from 1988 to 1990. He ran for President of Russia in the 1991 election. Bakatin was born in Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo Oblast, Soviet Union.

Bakatin died on 31 July 2022 at a hospital in Moscow, Russia at the age of 84.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Указ Президента СССР от 06.11.1991 N УП-2818
  2. Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 15 января 1992 г. № 22 «Об освобождении от должностей руководителей министерств и ведомств»
  3. Постановление Верховного Совета СССР от 29 августа 1991 г. N 2370-I «О членах Кабинета Министров СССР»
  4. Yevgenia Albats and Catherine A. Fitzpatrick. The State Within a State: The KGB and Its Hold on Russia--Past, Present, and Future. 1994. ISBN 0-374-52738-5
  5. J. Michael Waller. Russia: Death and Resurrection of the KGB.
  6. В Москве умер последний председатель КГБ СССР Вадим Бакатин (in Russian)