State Committee for Science and Technology


The State Committee for Science and Technology (Gosudarstvennyi Komitet po Nauke i Tekhnike—GKNT) was an influential committee established in the Soviet Union in 1965. It took over from the State Committee for the Introduction of New Technologies (Gostekhnika) which had existed since 1948.[1] The organisation was abolished on 1 December, 1991 by the Decree of the State Council of the USSR of November 14, 1991.[2]


Vladimir Kirillin was appointed chairman. He retained this position until 1980 when he was replaced by Gury Marchuk.[3] Dzhermen Gvishiani was appointed Deputy Chairman.[4]


  1. ^ Rindzevičiūtė, Eglė (2016). The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World. Cornell University Press. ISBN 9781501706257. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ Постановление Государственного Совета СССР от 14.11.1991 № 13
  3. ^ Wohl, Paul (1980). "Kosygin pushed further into background". Christian Science Monitor (4 February 1980). ISSN 0882-7729. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Dzhermen Gvishiani". The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Retrieved 31 July 2018.