Died in Moscow last Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Lukyanov

В Москве скончался последний председатель Верховного совета СССР Лукьянов

Wednesday, January 9, died in Moscow Anatoly Lukyanov, who was the last Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

This was reported by his daughter, the lawyer Elena Lukyanova, RBC.

According to the daughter, 88-year-old Lukyanov was seriously ill.

Anatoly Lukyanov was born in Smolensk in 1930. At age 13 he began working at a defense plant. He finished school after the war, in 1948. In 1953, Lukyanov graduated from the law faculty of Moscow state University. Since the mid-1950s, began his career in the government of the USSR. Lukyanov was a consultant of the legal Commission at the Council of Ministers, worked in the office of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

In 1984, Lukyanov became a Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. In March 1990, after Mikhail Gorbachev was elected President of the USSR Lukyanov changed it on the post of the Chairman of the Supreme Council.

In August 1991, Lukyanov took part in the work of the emergency Committee, which on 29 August, after the attempted seizure of power, was arrested. In 1994, together with other members of the emergency Committee Lukyanova pardoned. After the Amnesty, from 1994 to 2000, he was part of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Russia.