Semion Grossu

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Semion Grossu
8th First Secretary of the Moldavian Communist Party
In office
30 December 1980 – 16 November 1989
Prime Minister Ion Ustian
Ivan Călin
Preceded by Ivan Bodiul
Succeeded by Petru Lucinschi
Prime Minister of Moldova
In office
August 1, 1976 – December 30, 1980
Preceded by Petru Pascari
Succeeded by Ion Ustian
Personal details
Born (1934-03-18) 18 March 1934 (age 88)
Satul Nou, Sarata
Political party Communist Party of Moldova

Semion Grossu (b. March 18, 1934, Satul Nou) is a Moldovan politician and businessman.


Semion Grossu was born on March 18, 1934, in the commune of Satul Nou, Sarata district, in what is now Ukraine. In 1961, he joined the Communist Party.

Semion Grossu was the prime minister of the Moldavian SSR (1 August 1976 – 30 December 1980).

He later became First Secretary of the Moldavian Communist Party (30 December 1981 – 16 November 1989). He was the final Moldavian SSR leader to espouse the Soviet party line; his successor. Petru Lucinschi, was identified with aspirations for Moldovan independence, which was finally achieved in 1991.

Since 1991, Semion Grossu has been the chairman of the Russo-Moldovan winemaking firm, "Product Impex" SRL. In a video posted on YouTube in 2009, filmed by the Moldovan news source Internet TV, Grossu said he did not consider himself a public figure.


  • *** - Enciclopedia sovietică moldovenească (Chişinău, 1970–1977)

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Bodiul
First Secretary of the Moldavian Communist Party
30 December 1980 – 16 November 1989
Succeeded by
Petru Lucinschi
Political offices
Preceded by
Petru Pascari
Prime Minister of Moldova
August 1, 1976 – December 30, 1980
Succeeded by
Ion Ustian