Nicolae Coval

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Nicolae Coval
First Secretary of the Moldavian Communist Party
In office
January 5, 1946 – July 1950
Prime Minister Gherasim Rudi
Preceded by Nikita Salogor
Succeeded by Leonid Brezhnev
Prime Minister of Moldova1
In office
April 17, 1945 – January 4, 1946
Preceded by Tihon Konstantinov
Succeeded by Gherasim Rudi
Personal details
Born (1904-12-19)December 19, 1904
Died January 15, 1970(1970-01-15) (aged 65)
Political party Communist Party of Moldova
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy
1. The name was Chairmen of the Council of People's Commissars.

Nicolae Coval (Camenca, December 19, 1904 – Chişinău, January 15, 1970) was a Moldavian SSR politician.

Nicolae Coval (Nikolay Grigoryevich Koval) was born on December 19, 1904, in Camenca, Transnistria. He died on January 15, 1970, in Chişinău.

Coval was the prime minister of Moldavian SSR (April 17, 1945 – January 5, 1946). Coval was also the First Secretary of the Moldavian Communist Party (January 5, 1946 - July 1950).

During his rule the hunger of 1946-1947 has occurred in the Moldаvian SSR, when more than 170 thousands of people has died[citation needed]. The hunger had partially objective reasons (relatively low harvest), while partially was organized by Soviet Authorities[citation needed] (Joseph Stalin and Communist Party of the Soviet Union), which urged the completation of Soviet grain stocks. The hunger was stopped in the autumn of 1947, after which a forced collectivisation of the agriculture in Bessarabia was ordered by Communist and Soviet authorities.


  • *** - Enciclopedia sovietică moldovenească (Chişinău, 1970–1977)
Party political offices
Preceded by
Nikita Salogor
First Secretary of the Moldavian Communist Party
January 5, 1946 – July 1950
Succeeded by
Leonid Brezhnev
Political offices
Preceded by
Tihon Konstantinov
Prime Minister of Moldova
April 17, 1945 – January 5, 1946
Succeeded by
Gherasim Rudi