Yuri Andropov

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Yuri Andropov (1967)
Andropov's identity card as Director of the KGB

Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov (1914-1984) was a Soviet politician. He was born in Nagutskoye, Russian SFSR.

Andropov was Director of the KGB for an unusually long time: 1967–1982 (Jan-May). He was General Secretary of the CPSU from November 12, 1982 until his death fifteen months later. He had diabetes mellitus and died of renal failure in Moscow, Russian SFSR.

Preceded by
Leonid Brezhnev
General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
1982–1984
Succeeded by
Konstantin Chernenko