Konstantin Chernenko

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Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko (Russian language: Константи́н Усти́нович Черне́нко September 24, 1911 – March 10, 1985) was the leader of the Soviet Union for a short time. He became the leader in 1984. He had emphysema, hepatitis and cirrhosis. He ruled for 13 months until his death in from heart failure in Moscow in 1985. Chernenko had a son called Albert.

Preceded by
Yuri Andropov
General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
1984–1985
Succeeded by
Mikhail Gorbachev