Yegor Ligachev

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Yegor Ligachev
Его́р Лигачёв
Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
March 1985 – 1990
General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Preceded by Mikhail Gorbachev
Grigory Romanov
Succeeded by Vladimir Ivashko
Personal details
Born (1920-11-29) 29 November 1920 (age 97)
Dubinkino, Russian SFSR
Nationality Soviet and Russian
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Communist Party of the Russian Federation

Yegor Kuzmich Ligachev (Russian: Его́р Кузьми́ч Лигачёв, born 29 November 1920) is a Soviet politician. He was a high-ranking official in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU).[1] He was the Second Secretary of the Party when Mikhail Gorbachev was serving as General Secretary.

Ligachev was born on 29 November 1920 in Dubinkino. It is close to Novosibirsk.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Excerpts From Remarks by Yeltsin and Ligachev": New York Times, 2 July 1988. Retrieved 20 November 2007.

More reading[change | change source]

  • Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin: The Memoirs of Yegor Ligachev. Pantheon Books: 1993 (ISBN 0-679-41392-8)
  • Ligachev on Glasnost and Perestroika. Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies, no. 706: 1989.

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