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 Gennady Ivanovich Yanayev

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Gennady Ivanovich Yanayev

  • Birth 26 Aug 1937 Nizhni Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
  • Death 24 Sep 2010 Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
  • Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
  • Memorial ID 59309099

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 27 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59309099
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gennady Ivanovich Yanayev (26 Aug 1937–24 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59309099, citing Troekurov Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .