Yegor Ligachev

Soviet politician

Yegor Kuzmich Ligachev (Russian: Его́р Кузьми́ч Лигачёв, born 29 November 1920) is a Soviet politician. He was a high-ranking official in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU).[1] He was the Second Secretary of the Party when Mikhail Gorbachev was serving as General Secretary.

Yegor Ligachev
Его́р Лигачёв
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Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
In office
March 1985 – 1990
General SecretaryMikhail Gorbachev
Preceded byMikhail Gorbachev
Grigory Romanov
Succeeded byVladimir Ivashko
Personal details
Born (1920-11-29) 29 November 1920 (age 100)
Dubinkino, Russian SFSR
NationalitySoviet and Russian
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union
Communist Party of the Russian Federation

Ligachev was born on 29 November 1920 in Dubinkino. It is close to Novosibirsk.


  1. "Excerpts From Remarks by Yeltsin and Ligachev": New York Times, 2 July 1988. Retrieved 20 November 2007.

More readingEdit

  • Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin: The Memoirs of Yegor Ligachev. Pantheon Books: 1993 (ISBN 0-679-41392-8)
  • Ligachev on Glasnost and Perestroika. Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies, no. 706: 1989.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Yegor Ligachev at Wikimedia Commons