Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership

WOMAN LEADERS IN
THE FORMER 
SOVIET UNION 


Also see USSR Ministers and USSR Parliament

First Secretaries of the Regional Committee of the Communist Party
The top official in the Soviet Republics.

1918  Serafima Ilyinichna Gopner, Kyrgystan
She lived (1880-1966)

1921  Mariya Mikhaylovna Kostelovskaya, Kazakstan
She lived (1878-1964)

1920-21 Rozaliya Samoylovna Zalkind, Crimea
Also known as Zemlyachka, she lived (1876-1947)

Chairpersons of the Presidiums of the Supreme Soviets 
The position were equivalent to that of Heads of State of the Soviet Republics

1937-55 Zoya Ananevna Andreeva, Cuvas/Tuvenia (Russia)
She lived (1899-1982)

1937 Acting Maryam Tugambayeva, Kyrgyzstan 
She lived (1907-86).

1938 Acting Kalima Amankulova
, Kyrgyzstan 
(b. 1915)

1938 Nadezhda Grigoryevna Grek, Belarus 

1938-46 Sofiya Petrovna Sidorova, Yakutia/Shaka (Russia)
She lived (1904-51)

1944-45 Acting N.I. Sacheva, Crimean Socialist Republic

1947-49 Vera Petrovna Lemonzova, Mordvinia (Russia)

1949-50 Anna Mikhaylovna Yelkina, Komi (Russia)
She lived (1909-92)

1954-63 Mariya Dmitriyevna Nartakhova, Yakutia (Russia)
She lived (1906-87)


1959-70 Yagdar Sadykovna Nasriddinova, Uzbekistan
(b. 1920-).

1960-85 Aleksandra Yakovlevna Ovchinnikova, Yakutia (Russia)
(b. 1914-)

1960-61 Acting Kapitalina Nikolayevna Kryukova, Kazakstan

1962-80 Baikara Shozhulbeevna Dolchanamaa, Čuvaš/Tuvenia (Tuva/Tyva) (Russia)
Also known as
Bai-Kara she is (b. 1916-)  

1962-69 Rosa Abdul-Basyrovna El'darova, Dagestan (Russia)
Also known as Roza Abdulbasyrovna Eldarova, she was Chairperson of the Council of Ministers 1959-62. (b. 1923-)

1962-6? or 1965-72  Yefimya Davydova Yaskina , Mordvinia (Russia)

1963-74 Tamara Soltanovna Khetagurova, North-Ossetina (Russia)
Chairperson of the Council of Ministers 1959-62 (b. 1913-)

1963-80 Aleksandra Yakovlevna Ovchinnikova, Yakutia (Russia)
(b. 1914)

                         
1964-90 Sukina Abas-Kyzy Aliyeva, Nakichevan (Azerbaijan)
Vice-President of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan 1966-90 and Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of Nakichevan 1988-89

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967-68 Acting Valentina Alekseyevna Klochkova, Belarus
1971 Acting

1976-77 Acting Zinaida Mikhaylovna Bychkovskaya, Belarus

1978 Acting Meta Jangolenko-Vannas, Estonia 
Also known as
Meta Villemovna Vannas, she lived (1924-2002)

1980-85 Yevdokiya Nikolayevna Gorokhova, Yakutia (Russia)
(b. 1924-)


1981-86 Tamara Shalvovna Kabulova, South Ossetia (Georgia)

1984 Acting Nizoramo Zaripova, Tadzik SSR, 

1985-89 Valentina S. Seveenko (Shevchenko), Ukraina

1985-89 Lyuliya Nikolayevna Grigoryeva, Yakutia (Russia)

1988-89 Acting Vera Vasilyevna Sidorova, Kazakstan 

1989-09 Roza Bazarova, Turkmenistan

1989-90 Elmira Mikaeil-Kyzy Kafarova, Azerbaijan

 

Female Chairpersons of Council of Ministers

1957-62 Rosa Abdul-Basyrovna El'darova, Daghestan (Russia)
Chairperson of the Supreme Soviet 1962-69

1959-62 Tamara Soltnovna Khetagurova, North-Ossetina (Russia)
Chairperson of the Supreme Soviet 1962-74

1988-89 Sukina Abas-Kyzy
Aliyeva, Nakichevan (Azerbaijan)
Chairperson of the Supreme Soviet 1964-90 and Vice-President of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan 1966-89

1989  Elmira Makail-Kyzy Kafarova, Azerbaijan

 

Female Foreign Ministers

1953-63 Kulpina Konducalova, Kyrgyz Republic

1959-89 Taira Akper-Kyzy Tairova, Azerbaijan
Also Vice-Premier and held other posts. She lived (1913-91).

1960-77 Leodaika Dizinkaité-Pihusenko, Lithuania

1963-80 Sakin Bergmantovna, Kyrgyz Republic

1980-85 Deizamal Cheybekovna Tashibekova, Kyrgyz Republic

1983-87 Elmira Makail-Kyzy Kafarova
Former Minister of Education, Deputy Premier 1987-89, Premier 1989, President 1989-90 and President of the Parliament 1990-91.

1985 Roza Bazarovna, Turkmenistan
President 1989-90

1986-91/92 Roza I. Ontunbaeva, Kyrgyz Republic
1994  Foreign Minister of the Independent Kyrgyzstan

1988-98 Tuvakbibi Amagel'dyeva, Turkmenistan

1989-91 Akmaral Kh. Arystanbekova, Kazakstan
Ambassador to the UN 1991-99 and to France from 1999.

 

 

Last update 20.08.13