Vladimir Kuzmich Gusev

Born: 19 April, 1932, he graduated from the Saratov State University in 1957 and steadily progressed up the ladder of Soviet State and Communist Party offices as a scientist. At one point he became the Chairman of USSR State Committee for chemistry and biotechnology and in 1989 he was First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, in which capacity he visited the Latvian SSR. He and his delegation had breakfast at the house on the morning of 27 July, 1989.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union he has been a representative in the Russian Federation Government as well as the Vice President of a private technology firm.