Jan. 20 (Monday)

6th Leader of the Soviet Union
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 Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov
Full Name: Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov
Born: June 15, 1914 in Nagutskaya, Russian Empire
Died: Feb. 9, 1984 in Moscow, Soviet Union
Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov was a Soviet politician and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviety Union from Nov. 12, 1982 until his death fifteen months later; remembered in the West for his brutal suppression of political dissidence at home and for his role in planning the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia