|Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
March 1985 – 1990
|General Secretary||Mikhail Gorbachev|
|Preceded by||Mikhail Gorbachev|
|Succeeded by||Vladimir Ivashko|
|Born||29 November 1920|
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). He was the Second Secretary of the Party when Mikhail Gorbachev was serving as General Secretary.
References[change | change source]
- "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.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Yegor Ligachev at Wikimedia Commons