Alexander Rutskoy

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Alexander Rutskoy
Александр Руцкой
Alexander Rutskoy in 2016
Governor of Kursk Oblast
In office
23 October 1996 – 18 November 2000
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Vladimir Putin
Preceded byVasily Shuteev
Succeeded byAlexander Mikhaylov
President of Russia
In office
22 September 1993 – 4 October 1993
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Vice President of Russia
In office
10 July 1991 – 4 October 1993
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Personal details
Born (1947-09-16) 16 September 1947 (age 76)
Proskuriv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Soviet (1947–1991)
  • Russian (1991–present)
Political partyPatriots of Russia
Spouse(s)Nellie Zolotukhin (div.)
Lyudmila Novikova (div.)
Irina Popova
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (1988)
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Branch/serviceSoviet Air Force
Russian Air Force
Years of service1971–1993
RankMajor general
Boris Yeltsin expelled Rutskoy from army after his victory in the 1993 coup d'état

Alexander Vladimirovich Rutskoy (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Руцко́й; born 16 September 1947) is a Russian politician and a former Soviet military officer.[1]

Rutskoy served as the only Vice President of Russia from 10 July 1991 to 4 October 1993, and as the Governor of Kursk Oblast from 1996 to 2000. In the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993, he was made acting President of Russia,[2][3] in opposition to President Boris Yeltsin.

References[change | change source]

  1. Encarta Encyclopedia, "Encyclopedia Article: Aleksandr Rutskoy", 2008. Archived 31 October 2009.
  2. Rosenberg, Steven (3 October 2003). "Remembering Russia's civil siege". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  3. Bendersky, Yevgeny (23 February 2005). "CIVIL SOCIETY. WHEN THE IMPOSITION OF WESTERN DEMOCRACY CAUSES A BACKLASH". EurasiaNet and PINR. Archived from the original on 13 August 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2008.