Kulakov, Feodor fyô´dər ko͞o´läkôf [key], 1918–78, Soviet political leader. A member of the Communist party after 1940, Kulakov held various agricultural management positions before becoming deputy minister of agriculture (1955–59) and then minister of grain products (1959–60) for the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic. He headed the agriculture department of the Communist party central committee from 1964 to 1965. He was made a member of the party's central committee in 1961, one of its secretaries in 1965, and a politburo member in 1971.
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