Alexander Zaveryukha
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Alexander Zaveryukha
Alexander Zaveryukha
Deputy Prime Minister

10 February 1993 - 17 March 1997
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Viktor Chernomyrdin
Minister of Agriculture

January - May 1996
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Viktor Chernomyrdin
Alexander Nazarchuk
Viktor Khlystun
Personal details
Born(1940-04-30)April 30, 1940
DiedMarch 21, 2015(2015-03-21) (aged 74)
Political partyAgrarian Party of Russia
Alma materGeorge Washington University
Orenburg Agricultural Institute
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Branch/service Soviet Army
Years of service1959-1962

Alexander Kharlampieyevich Zaveryukha (Russian: ? ? ; 30 April 1940 -- 21 March 2015) was a Russian politician of the late Soviet Union and the early years of the Russian Federation, serving under President Boris Yeltsin. He served as a Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation for the agricultural industry in Viktor Chernomyrdin's first and second cabinets. Zaveryukha was also the leader of the Agrarian Party of Russia.

Early life

Born in 1940, he worked as a tractor driver and later was a tank commander in the Soviet Army, from 1959 to 1962. He then graduated from an agricultural institute and held various positions in the Orenburg Oblast agricultural industry.[1]

Career in politics

After the fall of the USSR, Zaveryukha was one of the leading members of the new Agrarian Party of Russia, a rural ally of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.[2] In 1993 he was elected to the State Duma on the Agrarian ticket.[3]

On February 10, 1993, a presidential decree appointed Alexander Zaveryukha to deputy prime minister for agriculture.[1] In early 1994 Zaveryukha's proposal for agricultural subsidies to help aid the ailing former Soviet collectized farms was approved.[4] From January to May 1996, he also served as acting Minister of Agriculture.[5] One of his opponents was finance minister and deputy prime minister Boris Fyodorov, who resigned in January 1994 after Zaveryukha and Viktor Gerashchenko were not fired at his request.[6] On March 17, 1997, he was removed from his post as deputy prime minister.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Alexander Zaveryukha Harlampievich. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. ^ Bowker (2000), p. 78
  3. ^ Thames, Frank C., Jr. Patronage and the Presidential Critique: Budget Policy in the Fifth Russian State Duma. Doctoral thesis, George Washington University, p. 63
  4. ^ Chazan, Guy (3 February 1994). Russian government approves massive agricultural subsidies. UPI. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. ^ Dawisha (1997), p. 126
  6. ^ Sneider, Daniel (19 January 1994). Key Russian Reformer, Fyodorov, Resigns. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 8 September 2017.


  • Bowker, Mike (2000). Russia after the Cold War. Routledge. ISBN 978-0582368156.
  • Dawisha, Karen (1997). Democratic Changes and Authoritarian Reactions in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521597326.

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