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Chernenko

Konstantin (Ustinovich) . 1911--85, Soviet statesman; general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (1984--85)
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Daria Chernenko, a specialist at Bonhams, comments: 'Most of our buyers are from the former Soviet Union and include private individuals, institutions, and dealers.
After Brezhnev's death, leadership of the USSR came to Andropov and Chernenko for a short period.
1985: Russian leader Konstantin Chernenko was buried in Red Square as Mikhail Gorbachev became the youngest member of the ruling Politburo at 54.
By the time he died 13 months later, Chernenko has probably spent more time being tended to by doctors than attending to affairs of state.
Chernenko, who was the Soviet Union's leader for 13 months, died at age 73; he was succeeded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
1 The IRA bombed the Grand Hotel in Brighton 2 Zola Budd hastily became a British citizen 3 Konstantin Chernenko succeeded Yuri Andropov as Soviet leader 4 York Minster was hit by lightning wordwise The word may sound familiar, but what does it mean?
On one trip (to Finland), they learned that Gorbachev was likely to succeed Chernenko as Soviet General Secretary, and gained some inkling of the fresh ideas he might bring with him.
However, the cooperation of the church hierarchy notwithstanding, persecution of true believers returned with a new vengeance under the successive reigns of Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Chernenko, and Andropov.
1985: Russian leader Konstantin Chernenko was buried in Red Square as Mikhail Gorbachev (pictured) became the youngest member of the ruling Politburo at 54.
Chernenko succeeds Andropov as General Secretary in the USSR.
Eugene Chernenko is the head of the Perspektiva Institute of media-modeling and political-economic analysis.
Significant policy changes were next to impossible during the interregnum of feeble General Secretaries Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko, but why did it take Gorbachev so long to withdraw troops after his ascent to power in 1985?