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 by Leonid Brezhnev
Succeeded by Konstantin Chernenko
Chairman of the
Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
In office
16 June 1983 – 9 February 1984
Preceded by Vasili Kuznetsov (acting)
Succeeded by Vasili Kuznetsov (acting)
Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
25 January 1982 – 10 November 1982
Preceded by Mikhail Suslov
Succeeded by Konstantin Chernenko
4th Chairman of the Committee for State Security (KGB)
In office
18 May 1967 – 26 May 1982
Premier Alexei Kosygin
Nikolai Tikhonov
Preceded by Vladimir Semichastny
Succeeded by Vitaly Fedorchuk
Personal details
Born Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov
(1914-06-15)15 June 1914
Stanitsa Nagutskaya, Stavropol Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 9 February 1984(1984-02-09) (aged 69)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Cause of death Renal failure
Citizenship Soviet
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Spouse(s) Tatyana Andropova (m. 1940s–1984; his death)
Children Igor Andropov
Irina Andropova
Residence Kutuzovsky Prospekt
Andropov's identity card as Director of the KGB

Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov (1914-1984) 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.

Preceded by
Leonid Brezhnev
General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
Succeeded by
Konstantin Chernenko