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Yegor Ligachyov

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Yegor Ligachev
Его́р Лигачёв
Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
March 1985 – 1990
General SecretaryMikhail Gorbachev
Preceded byMikhail Gorbachev
Grigory Romanov
Succeeded byVladimir Ivashko
Personal details
Born(1920-11-29)29 November 1920
Dubinkino, Russian SFSR
Died7 May 2021(2021-05-07) (aged 100)
Moscow, Russia
NationalitySoviet and Russian
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union
Communist Party of the Russian Federation

Yegor Kuzmich Ligachev (Russian: Его́р Кузьми́ч Лигачёв, 29 November 1920 – 7 May 2021) was 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. He died on 7 May 2021 in Moscow, aged 100.[2]


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  1. "Excerpts From Remarks by Yeltsin and Ligachev": New York Times, 2 July 1988. Retrieved 20 November 2007.
  2. Скончался Егор Лигачев (in Russian)

More reading

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  • 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

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