Moscow: A Soviet minister of education has re- tired and been replaced by the 58-year-old director of a Moscow chemical institute, the official news agency Tass said Tuesday.

Vyacheslav Yelyutin, 78, had been minister of higher and secondary specialized education since the reorganization of the Education Ministry in 1959. He was previously minister of higher education, a title that was incorporated into the job he retired from.

Yelyutin accompanied Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev to the United States in 1959 and has also traveled to China, India, Vietnam and Ethiopia with delegations opening Soviet technical schools.

His successor is Gennady Yagodin, director of the Mendeleyev Institute of Chemical Technology for the past 12 years. Yagodin had been a deputy to the general director of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Commission. Yagodin’s appointment is viewed as a reflection of the emphasis Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorvachev has placed on technical and scientific training.

Article extracted from this publication >>  July 26, 1985