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Ivan Pavlovych Kazanets (Ukrainian language:Іван Павлович Казанець

12 October 1918 – 15 February 2013) was a Ukrainian and Soviet politician, who served as the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR (equivalent of today's Prime Minister of Ukraine) from 1963 to 1965.[1] He was the minister of ferrous metallurgy of the Soviet Union for almost 20 years.[1]


Ivan Kazanets was born in Lotsmanska village in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, central Ukraine.[1]


During his public service, Ivan Kazanets received numerous civil and state awards and recognitions, including the Order of Lenin (in 1957, 1958, 1966, 1968 and 1971), the Order of the October Revolution (in 1978), and 20 medals, four of which are from foreign countries. In 1996, he became a meritorious metallurgist of the Russian Federation.


Political offices
Preceded by
Volodymyr Shcherbytsky
Prime Minister of Ukraine (Ukrainian SSR)
Succeeded by
Volodymyr Shcherbytsky

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