Semion Grossu

Semion Grossu
8th First Secretary of the Moldavian Communist Party
In office
December 30, 1980 – November 16, 1989
Prime MinisterIon Ustian
Ivan Călin
Preceded byIvan Bodiul
Succeeded byPetru Lucinschi
Prime Minister of the Moldavian SSR
In office
August 1, 1976 – December 30, 1980
Preceded byPetru Pascari
Succeeded byIon Ustian
Personal details
Born (1934-03-18) March 18, 1934 (age 85)
Satul Nou, Sarata, Romania
Political partyCommunist Party of Moldova

Semion Grossu (born March 18, 1934, Satul Nou) is a Moldovan politician and businessman.


Semion Grossu was born on March 18, 1934, in the commune of Satul Nou, Cetatea Albă County, in Romania (nowadays Ukraine). In 1961, he joined the Communist Party.

Semion Grossu was the prime minister of the Moldavian SSR (August 1, 1976 – December 30, 1980) and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Moldovan SSR (September 1, 1976 – December 31, 1980).

He later became First Secretary of the Moldavian Communist Party (December 30, 1981 – November 16, 1989). He was the final Moldavian SSR leader to espouse the Soviet party line; his successor. Petru Lucinschi, was identified with aspirations for Moldovan independence, which was finally achieved in 1991.

Since 1991, Semion Grossu has been the chairman of the Russo-Moldovan winemaking firm, "Product Impex" SRL. In a video posted on YouTube in 2009, filmed by the Moldovan news source Internet TV, Grossu said he did not consider himself a public figure.


  • *** – Enciclopedia sovietică moldovenească (Chişinău, 1970–1977)

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Bodiul
First Secretary of the Moldavian Communist Party
December 30, 1980 – November 16, 1989
Succeeded by
Petru Lucinschi
Political offices
Preceded by
Petru Pascari
Prime Minister of Moldova
August 1, 1976 – December 30, 1980
Succeeded by
Ion Ustian

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