Yuri Andropov

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Yuri Andropov
Юрий Андропов
Yuri Andropov - Soviet Life, August 1983.jpg
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
10 November 1982 – 9 February 1984
Preceded byLeonid Brezhnev
Succeeded byKonstantin Chernenko
Chairman of the
Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
In office
16 June 1983 – 9 February 1984
Preceded byVasili Kuznetsov (acting)
Succeeded byVasili Kuznetsov (acting)
Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
25 January 1982 – 10 November 1982
Preceded byMikhail Suslov
Succeeded byKonstantin Chernenko
4th Chairman of the Committee for State Security (KGB)
In office
18 May 1967 – 26 May 1982
PremierAlexei Kosygin
Nikolai Tikhonov
Preceded byVladimir Semichastny
Succeeded byVitaly Fedorchuk
Personal details
Born
Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov

(1914-06-15)15 June 1914
Stanitsa Nagutskaya, Stavropol Governorate, Russian Empire
Died9 February 1984(1984-02-09) (aged 69)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Cause of deathRenal failure
CitizenshipSoviet
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union
Spouse(s)Tatyana Andropova (m. 1940s–1984; his death)
ChildrenIgor Andropov
Irina Andropova
ResidenceKutuzovsky Prospekt
Signature
Andropov's identity card as Director of the KGB

Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov[1] (1914-1984)[2] was a Soviet politician. He was born in Nagutskoye, Russian SFSR.

Andropov was Director of the KGB for an unusually long time: 1967–1982 (Jan-May). He was General Secretary of the CPSU from November 12, 1982 until his death fifteen months later. He had diabetes mellitus and died of renal failure in Moscow, Russian SFSR.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Definition of Andropov | Dictionary.com". www.dictionary.com. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  2. Smorodinskaya (2013-10-28). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-78785-0.
Preceded by
Leonid Brezhnev
General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
1982–1984
Succeeded by
Konstantin Chernenko