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Nikolai Ryzhkov

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Nikolai Ryzhkov
Николай Рыжков
Nikolai Ryzhkov on 15 October 2019
10th Prime Minister of the Soviet Union
In office
27 September 1985 – 14 January 1991
PresidentAndrei Gromyko
Mikhail Gorbachev
Preceded byNikolai Tikhonov
Succeeded byValentin Pavlov
Member of the State Duma
Federation Council
Assumed office
17 September 2003
ConstituencyBelgorod Oblast
Member of the State Duma
Federal Assembly
In office
17 December 1995 – 17 September 2003
ConstituencyBelgorod Oblast
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the People's Patriotic Union
In office
7 August 1996 – 1998
Preceded byNone—post established
Succeeded byFistul Zorkal'tsev
Personal details
Nikolai Ivanovich Ryzhkov

28 September 1929
Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died28 February 2024(2024-02-28) (aged 94)
Moscow, Russia
Political partyIndependent (present)
Other political
People's Patriotic Union
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Spouse(s)Ludmila Ryzhkova

Nikolai Ivanovich Ryzhkov (28 September 1929 – 28 February 2024[1]) was a former Soviet politician who served as the Premier of the Soviet Union during Mikhail Gorbachev's Rule from 1985 to 1991. He became a Russian politician after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Ryzhkov was Boris Yeltsin's leading opponent in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) 1991 presidential election.

Ryzhkov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour twice, the Order of the October Revolution in 1971, the Order of Lenin twice, and the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 4th class. He was named a National Hero of Armenia.[2]

In March 2014, after the Crimean crisis, Ryzhkov was sanctioned by both the European Union and United States.

References[change | change source]

  1. Скончался экс-глава правительства СССР Николай Рыжков
  2. "27 years have passed since Spitak earthquake". Armenpress. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2016.