KGB Chairs

• Feliks Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky 1917–1926
• Vyacheslav Rudolovich Menzhinsky 1926–1934
• Genrykh Grigoreyevich Yagoda 1934–1936
• Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov 1936–1938
• Lavrenty Pavlovich Beria 1938–1941
• Vsevold Nikolaevich Merkulov 1941 (February–July)
• Lavrenty Pavlovich Beria 1941–1943
• Vsevold Nikolaevich Merkulov 1943–1946
• Viktor Semenovich Abakumov 1946–1951
• Semyon Denisovich Ignatev 1951–1953
• Lavrenty Pavlovich Beria 1953 (March–June)
• Sergei Nikiforovich Kruglov 1953–1954
• Ivan Aleksandrovich Serov 1954–1958
• Aleksandr Nikolaevich Shelepin 1958–1961
• Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastniy 1961–1967
• Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov 1967–1982
• Vitalii Vasilevich Fedorchuk 1982 (May–December)
• Viktor Mikhailovich Chebrikov 1982–1988
• Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kryuchkov 1988–1991
• Vadim Viktorovich Bakatin 1991 (August–December)

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