Soviet and Russian political figure, the last chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Anatoly Lukyanov, died at the age of 89. About this on Wednesday, January 9, said in his Twitter account, the governor of the Smolensk region Alexei Ostrovsky .
“Anatoly Ivanovich showed me a great honor, becoming my confidant in the general elections of the governor. Eternal memory! ”He wrote.
Lukyanov was born on May 7, 1930 in Smolensk. In 1979 he became a doctor of legal sciences. In 1987-1988 he served as secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU , in 1988-1989 he was a candidate member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU, in 1990-1991 – Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
From August 1991 to December 1992, Lukyanov was in custody in Matrosskaya Tishin in the case of the State Committee for the State of Emergency — he was accused of plotting to seize power and in excess of power. In 1994 he was amnestied.