Was Andropov head of the KGB?

Was Andropov head of the KGB?

As ambassador to Hungary (July 1954–March 1957), he played a major role in coordinating the Soviet invasion of that country. Andropov then returned to Moscow, rising rapidly through the Communist hierarchy and, in 1967, becoming head of the KGB.

What did Andropov do?

Born in Russia in 1914, by the 1930s Andropov was an active participant in the Communist Youth League. During World War II, he led a group of guerilla fighters who operated behind Nazi lines. His work led to various positions in Moscow, and in 1954, he was named as Soviet ambassador to Hungary.

How old was Andropov?

69 years (1914–1984)Yuri Andropov / Age at death
Andropov died Thursday, less than 15 months after he succeeded Leonid I. Brezhnev as General Secretary of the Communist Party. He was 69 years old.

Who was before Putin?


Presi- dency President
Nonpartisan (2) United Russia (2)
1 Boris Yeltsin Борис Ельцин 1931–2007
2 Vladimir Putin Владимир Путин Born 1952 (age 69)
3 Dmitry Medvedev Дмитрий Медведев Born 1965 (age 56)

Who was Russian president in 1972?

Leonid Brezhnev
Brezhnev in 1972
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office 14 October 1964 – 10 November 1982
Preceded by Nikita Khrushchev (as First Secretary)

How long was Yuri Andropov in power?

15 years
The Soviet leader lury Vladimirovich Andropov (1914-1984) was the head for 15 years of the Soviet secret police.

Who is buried in Kremlin wall?

The first person to be cremated and interred in an urn in the Kremlin wall, 45-year-old former People’s Commissar of Finance Miron Vladimirov, died in Italy in March 1925….Ashes in the Kremlin Wall, 1925–1984.

Year of burial Number of burials Names
1984 2 Leonid Kostandov, Dmitriy Ustinov

Who was the Butcher of Budapest?

Andropov played a key role in crushing the Hungarian uprising. He convinced a reluctant Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev that military intervention was necessary. He is known as ‘The Butcher of Budapest’ for his ruthless suppression of the Hungarian uprising.

Who was the leader of Russia in 1984?

Mikhail Gorbachev

Additional positions
In office 9 February 1984 – 10 March 1985
Preceded by Konstantin Chernenko
Succeeded by Yegor Ligachev

Where was Yuri Andropov born?

Nagutskoe, RussiaYuri Andropov / Place of birth

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