Vladimir Ivashko

Soviet Ukrainian politician (1932-1994)

Vladimir Antonovich Ivashko (Russian language: Влади́мир Анто́нович Ива́шко 28 October 1932 – 13 November 1994) was a Ukrainian politician. He was the leader of the Soviet Union for a short time. He became the leader in 1991. He ruled for five days until his political party was declared politically impotent and on 29 August 1991 it was banned.

Vladimir Ivashko
Владимир Ивашко (in Russian)
Володимир Івашко (in Ukrainian)
Plaque to Volodymyr Ivashko (Kharkiv, Lenina av., 14).JPG
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
24 August 1991 – 29 August 1991
Preceded byMikhail Gorbachev
Succeeded byParty banned
Deputy General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
12 July 1990 – 29 August 1991
General SecretaryMikhail Gorbachev
Preceded byYegor Ligachev
Succeeded byOffice abolished
First Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine
In office
28 September 1989 – 22 June 1990
Preceded byVolodymyr Shcherbytsky
Succeeded byStanislav Hurenko
Full member of the 27th, 28th Politburo
In office
9 December 1989 – 29 August 1991
Member of the 28th Secretariat
In office
14 July 1990 – 29 August 1991
Personal details
Born28 October 1932
Poltava, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died13 November 1994(1994-11-13) (aged 62)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union

Ivashko died from an "undisclosed long-illness" in Moscow, aged 62.

Preceded by
Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
Succeeded by
position abolished