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Chernenko
First name: Konstantin Ustinovich
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1911
Date of death: March 13, 1985
Last updated: September 11, 2003
Politician
Russia
 
Soviet political leader. A protege of Leonid Brezhnev, he rose through Communist party ranks in the 1950s, becoming a full member of the Central Committee (1971) and the Politburo (1978). When Yuri Andropov died (1984), he was elected general secretary of the Communist party and chairman of the Presidium. His health was poor and on his death, he was succeeded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
 
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