Gennady Burbulis

Геннадий Эдуардович Бурбулис (Gennadij Èduardovič Burbulis)

b. 4 Aug 1945, Pervoural'sk, Sverdlovsk province, USSR

Title: Первый заместитель Председателя Правительства РСФСР (First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the RSFSR) [6 Nov 1991 - 25 Dec 1991]
  Первый заместитель Председателя Правительства Российской Федерации (First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation) [25 Dec 1991 - 14 Apr 1992]
Term: 6 Nov 1991 - 14 Apr 1992
Chronology: 6 Nov 1991, appointed by decree of President of the Russian SFSR [1]
  14 Apr 1992, discharged by decree of President of the Russian Federation (dated 3 Apr 1992, effective 14 Apr 1992) [2]

Chief architect of the Russian radical reforms after the collapse of Soviet Union in 1991, Gennadij Burbulis was appointed the First Deputy Chairman in the government presided by President El'cin on 6 Nov 1991. Burbulis also held the post of the State Secretary (19 Jul 1991 - 26 Nov 1992). Along with speaker of the Supreme Soviet Ruslan Khasbulatov, he played a key role in forceful resignation of the prime minister Ivan Silaev and was one of the persons authorized to sign the Belovezh agreements that ended the existence of Soviet Union on behalf of the Russian Federation. Burbulis was an actual leader in the "reformist cabinet" in early 1992, but his views associated him with a radical faction, which clashed with the conservative majority of state officials and parliament. In attempt to prevent the Congress of People's Deputies from considering the president's impeachment, El'cin yielded to demands to remove Burbulis from government. In half a year, Burbulis changed several posts in the president's administration and was finally dismissed by El'cin by the end of 1992.

[1] ВСНД и ВС РСФСР, 1991, № 45.
[2] ВСНД и ВС РФ, 1992, № 16.
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