Nikolai Aleksandrovich Tikhonov

Nikolai Aleksandrovich Tikhonov

Birth
Kharkov, Kharkivs'ka, Ukraine
Death 1 Jun 1997 (aged 92)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 44656195 · View Source
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Prime Minister of the Soviet Union. In his early days he trained as an engineer and then spent the early part of his career in this field. He joined the Soviet Communist Party in 1940 and rose through the ranks with the aid of his friendship with future Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. In 1980 he became Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, succeeding Alexey Kosygin, and remained in this position until 1985. Although Tikhonov endorsed Mikhail Gorbachev's rise as new Soviet leader, Gorbachev immediately replaced him as Prime Minister with a younger man. In an interview several years later he regretted his early support for Gorbachev. He also served as the first chairman of the Soviet Peace Committee, which supported anti-war movements in the Western countries, from 1949 to 1979.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 21 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44656195
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nikolai Aleksandrovich Tikhonov (14 May 1905–1 Jun 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44656195, citing Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .