Vladimir Ivashko

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Vladimir Antonovich Ivashko (Russian language: Влади́мир Анто́нович Ива́шко 28 October 1932 – 13 November 1994) was a Ukrainian politician. He was the leader of the Soviet Union for a short time. He became the leader in 1991. He ruled for five days until his political party was declared politically impotent and on 29 August 1991 it was banned.

Ivashko died from an "undisclosed long-illness" in Moscow, aged 62.

Preceded by
Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
1991–1991
Succeeded by
position abolished