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Andropov

Yuri Vladimirovich. 1914--84, Soviet statesman; president of the Soviet Union (1983--84)
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From 1981 to 1985, he saw the leadership of the Soviet Union shift from the tired rule of Leonid Brezhnev to the dynamic but short reign of Yuri Andropov, then give way to a last gasp of the old guard under Konstantin Chernenko, and finally revert to Andropov's young protege, Mikhail Gorbachev.
This view was confirmed by Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Yaqub Khan, who told the press that there were firm indications, "from no less a person than Andropov," that the Soviet Union would withdraw its forces from Afghanistan under certain conditions.
Andropov, 69, died 15 months after succeeding Leonid Brezhnev; he was followed by Konstantin U.
And if those clues weren't enough, there is a trail of corpses from Chechnya to London, as well as Putin's Soviet-style foreign and domestic policies that hearken to Brezhnev and Andropov, if not Stalin.
He claimed to have been thanked personally by KGB boss Yuri Andropov - later Soviet President - for his sexploits with the KGB which were rewarded with gifts, expensive holidays and attractive women.
He claims he was personally thanked by KGB boss Yuri Andropov, later Soviet President, after he took part in West Germany's biggest post-war spy scandal which led to the downfall of Chancellor Willy Brandt.
Drewe, who also claimed to have had meetings with Michael Heseltine, Peter Lilley and former Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, said he researched the subject exhaustively when he discovered that some paintings were fakes.
Most owe their careers to Leonid Brezhnev or Yuri Andropov, not to Gorbachev.
Andropov resulted in her famous peace tour of the Soviet Union, died with her father in an airliner crash in Auburn, Maine.
In 1974, KGB Chief Yuri Andropov, decided to establish a secret SAS-style unit, independent of all authority.
Procedure dictated he should inform his commander, who would signal the then Soviet leader Yuri Andropov to launch a counter-attack.