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Yuri Andropov
Юрий Андропов

Andropov c. 1983
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
12 November 1982 â€“ 9 February 1984
Preceded by Leonid Brezhnev
Succeeded by Konstantin Chernenko
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union
In office
16 June 1983 â€“ 9 February 1984
Preceded by Vasili Kuznetsov (acting)
Succeeded by Vasili Kuznetsov (acting)
4th Chairman of the Committee for State Security (KGB)
In office
18 May 1967 â€“ 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
Nationality 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

Leader of the Soviet Union

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Chernenko →

One must say bluntly that it is an unattractive sight when, with a view to smearing the Soviet people, leaders of such a country as the United States resort to what almost amounts to obscenities alternating with hypocritical preaching about morals and humanism.
Yuri Andropov
Responsible statesmen have only one choice – to do everything possible to prevent a nuclear catastrophe. Any other position is short-sighted; more so, it is suicidal.
Yuri Andropov
Malicious attacks on the Soviet Union produce a natural feeling of indignation.
Yuri Andropov
Industry is extremely slow in readjusting itself to the manufacture of modern consumer goods.
Yuri Andropov