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Gennady Ivanovich Yanayev
Birth: Aug. 26, 1937
Nizhni Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russian Federation
Death: Sep. 24, 2010
Moscow
Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation

Soviet Politician. He served as Vice President of the Soviet Union from December 1990 to August 1991. He joined the Communist Party in 1962, and was appointed to the Politburo in 1990, serving as Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He declared himself acting President of the Soviet Union on August 19, 1991, leading an attempted political coup against vacationing Mikhail Gorbachev, in an effort to re-establish authoritarian rule and prevent the disintegration of the Soviet Union. He was toppled from power after three days in office and imprisoned by pro-democracy and reform elements, led by Boris Yeltsin. Following his release from prison in 1994, he went on to teach history at the Russian International Academy of Tourism. He died in the nation's capital while undergoing treatment for lung cancer. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
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Troekurov Cemetery
Moscow
Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Sep 27, 2010
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Gennady Ivanovich Yanayev
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Sep. 24, 2014
Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Dec. 17, 2013

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