Kirillin, Vladimir Alekseyevich
(1913-1999) Russian physicist, Deputy Chairmen of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology 1965-1980.
V.A. Kirillin , was Deputy Chairmen of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology for the Soviet Union in the 1960s. Educated as a physicist, he worked in thermodynamics and became chair in 1965, serving until stripped of his position in 1980 after the ascension of Leonid Brezhnev as head of the Soviet Union.
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