Bratchenko, Boris

Bratchenko, Boris Fedorovich


Born Sept. 26 (Oct. 9), 1912, in Armavir. Soviet state and economic official. Member of the CPSU since 1940.

Bratchenko was born into the family of an office worker. In 1935 he graduated from the Moscow Mining Institute. From 1935 to 1942 he was in technical-engineering work and economic managerial work in the Kizel Coal Trust (Perm’ Oblast) and the Anthracite Mine Trust (Rostov Oblast). In 1942-43 he was on the staff of the People’s Commissariat of the Coal Industry and the Council of Ministers of the USSR. From 1943 to 1949 he was director of a mine and chief engineer of the Anthracite Mine Trust. From 1949 to 1953 he was chief engineer of the Karaganda Coal Combine. From 1953 to 1957 he was deputy minister of the coal industry of the USSR. In 1957-58 he was chairman of the Kamensk economic council and vice-chairman of the Rostov economic council. In 1958-59 he was a department chief of the Gosplan (State Planning Committee) of the USSR. In 1959-61 he was chairman of the Karaganda economic council. From 1961 to 1965 he was vice-chairman of the Council of Ministers and chairman of the Gosplan of the Kazakhstan SSR. Since September 1965 he has been minister of the coal industry of the USSR. At the Twenty-third Congress of the CPSU (1966) he was elected a candidate member of the CPSU Central Committee. He has been a deputy of the sixth through eighth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. He received the State Prize of the USSR in 1949. He has been awarded two Orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and medals.