Anatoly Sobchak

Russian politician (1937-2000)

Anatoly Aleksandrovich Sobchak (Russian: Анатолий Александрович Собчак, IPA: [ɐnɐˈtolʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ sɐpˈtɕak]; 10 August 1937 – 19 February 2000) was a Soviet and Russian politician. He was a co-author of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. He was the first democratically elected mayor of Saint Petersburg. He was a mentor and teacher of both Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.[1]

Anatoly Sobchak
Mayor of Saint Petersburg
In office
12 June 1991 – 5 June 1996
Preceded byBoris Gidaspov
Succeeded byVladimir Yakovlev
Personal details
Anatoly Aleksandrovich Sobchak

(1937-08-10)10 August 1937
Chita, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died19 February 2000(2000-02-19) (aged 62)
Svetlogorsk, Russia
Resting placeNikolskoe Cemetery
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union (1988–1991)
Independent (1991–1996)
Our Home – Russia (1996–2000)
Nonna Gandzyuk
(m. 1958, divorced)

ChildrenMaria, Ksenia
Alma materLeningrad State University
ProfessionLegal scholar, educator

Sobchak died on 19 February 2000 in Svetlogorsk, Russia from a heart attack, aged 62.[2][3][4] However, some believe that he was poisoned and murdered.[5][6]

References change

  1. Newsweek, "Russia's Mighty Mouse", 25 February 2008.
  2. "Валерий Лебедев. Собчак и Исаев: две смерти — причина одна?". Archived from the original on 2006-03-25. Retrieved 2022-03-27.
  3. Анатолий Собчак был убит // СМИ.ru
  4. "Загадка смерти Анатолия Собчака" [The riddle of the death of Anatoly Sobchak]. (in Russian). 12 April 2000. Archived from the original on 27 March 2022. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  5. Arkadi Vaksberg and Paul McGregor Toxic Politics: The Secret History of the Kremlin's Poison Laboratory from the Special Cabinet to the Death of Litvinenko, pages 175-186, 2011, 978-0-313-38746-3
  6. Gatehouse, Gabriel (5 March 2018). "The day Putin cried". BBC News. Retrieved 5 March 2018.