Alexander Rutskoy

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Alexander Rutskoy
Александр Руцкой
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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
Acting
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 71)
Proskuriv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Citizenship
  • Soviet (1947–1991)
  • Russian (1991–present)
Political partyPatriots of Russia
Spouse(s)Nellie Zolotukhin (div.)
Lyudmila Novikova (div.)
Irina Popova
ChildrenDmitry
Alexander
Rostislav
Catherine
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (1988)
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
 Russia
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. Retrieved 10 April 2008.