From 1965 to 1981, the position was called the Deputy Premier.
From 1971 to 1982, he served as deputy premier of Saskatchewan.
The deputy premier said there was no way back to the former Soviet Union.
He later served as agriculture minister and deputy premier.
In 1954, he was removed from all these positions, holding only the post of Deputy Premier.
Each was to be led by a Soviet Deputy Premier.
Yeltsin has so far not accepted Shakhrai's resignation as deputy premier.
He was a minister from 1982 to 1989, and Deputy Premier from 1992 to 1996.
The following year, he became deputy premier under Henry Lefroy.
Muriel Smith was the first woman in Canada to serve as a deputy premier.