Alexander Rutskoy in 2016
|Governor of Kursk Oblast|
23 October 1996 – 18 November 2000
|Preceded by||Vasily Shuteev|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Mikhaylov|
|President of Russia|
22 September 1993 – 4 October 1993
|Vice President of Russia|
10 July 1991 – 4 October 1993
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|Born||16 September 1947|
Proskuriv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Patriots of Russia|
|Spouse(s)||Nellie Zolotukhin (div.) |
Lyudmila Novikova (div.)
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union (1988)|
|Allegiance|| Soviet Union|
|Branch/service||Soviet Air Force|
Russian Air Force
|Years of service||1971–1993|
|Boris Yeltsin expelled Rutskoy from army after his victory in the 1993 coup d'état|
Rutskoy served as the only Vice President of Russia from 10 July 1991 to 4 October 1993, and as the Governor of Kursk Oblast from 1996 to 2000. In the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993, he was made acting President of Russia, in opposition to President Boris Yeltsin.
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