Yevgeniy Chazov


1929 –


Who is Yevgeniy Chazov?

Yevgeniy Ivanovich Chazov is a prominent physician of the Soviet Union and Russia, specializing in cardiology, Chief of the Fourth Directorate of the Ministry of Health of the USSR, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, a recipient of numerous awards and decorations, Soviet, Russian, and foreign. He is a graduate of Kiev Medical Institute.

As the Chief of the Fourth Directorate of the Soviet Ministry of Health, which took care of Soviet leaders, he is widely regarded to be a person responsible for the health of the Soviet leadership, although he sometimes denied that he was their "personal physician".

In his book of memoirs, Health and Power he describes many circumstances concerning the health of the Soviet leaders and of some leaders of the Soviet satellites.

Yevgeniy Chazov is a member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Charged with promoting research on the probable medical, psychological, and biospheric effects of nuclear war, the group was awarded the Nobel Peace prize on December 10, 1985. On the occasion of the award, Chazov gave the acceptance speech in Oslo. At that time the group represented more than 135,000 members from 41 countries.

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Jun 10, 1929
Nizhny Novgorod
Also known as
  • Dr. Yevgeniy Chazov
  • E. I. Chazov

on July 23, 2013


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