Premier of the Soviet Union (TheodoresTomfooleries)
|Chairman of the Council of Ministers
Председатель Совета министров
|Council of Ministers|
|Style||Mr. Premier |
|Abbreviation||Chairman of SOMIN|
|Member of||Council of Ministers|
|Reports to||Supreme Soviet, Council of Ministers|
|Term length||5 years (2 terms)|
|Constituting instrument||2002 Soviet Constitution|
|Precursor||Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Soviet Union|
|Formation||15 March, 1946|
|First holder||Joseph Stalin|
|Unofficial names||Premier of the Soviet Union|
The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (Russian: Председатель Совета министров СССР; tr. Pryedsyedatyel' Sovyeta Ministrov SSSR) is the head of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union, the government of the Soviet Union consisting of the executive and administrative agencies of the Soviet Union. They are considered the Head of Government of the Soviet Union.
The Chairman's responsibilities include directing the activities of the Soviet government, selecing candidates for members of the government, making proposals to the Supreme Soviet for the appointment and dismissal of members of the government, the representation of the Soviet Union in international affairs, and the coordination of the activities of their deputies among others. In non-Soviet media, the Chairman is often referred to as "the Premier", similar to the Chairman of the Presidium being referred to as "the President".