Yuri Andropov

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Yuri Andropov
Юрий Андропов
Yuri Andropov - Soviet Life, August 1983.jpg
Yuri Andropov in c.1983-1984
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] (Russian: Юрий Владимирович Андропов; 15 June 1914-9 February 1984)[2] was a Soviet politician. He was born in Nagutskoye, Russian Empire just 13 days before the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and before World War I began on 28 July-August 1914. He joined the Soviet Communist Party in 1939 when World War II began. He was just 25 years old when he joined the party. He was the head of the KGB Secret police from 1967-1982. He was involved in the Warsaw Pact. He was involved in the Lin Biao incident of 1971 when Chinese Communist Official Lin Biao died in a plane crash in 1971 in Mongolia.

Andropov was Director of the KGB for an unusually long time: 1967–1982 (Jan-May). He was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from November 12, 1982 until his death fifteen months later. He had diabetes mellitus and died of renal failure in Moscow in 1984.

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