- Gennady Yanayev
name = Gennady Ivanovich Yanayev
Vice Presidentof the Soviet Union
term_start = December 1990
term_end = August, 1991
predecessor = None - post created
successor = None - post abolished
order2 = Acting
President of the Soviet Union
August 21, 1991
birth_date = birth date and age|1937|08|26
Gennady Ivanovich Yanayev ("Янаев, Геннадий Иванович" in Russian) (born
August 26, 1937), Russian politicianand statesman. He was also the first and only Vice Presidentof the Soviet Union(1990-91).
Yanayev had worked with
Komsomolsince 1963. In 1968-1970, he held the post of Chairmanof the Committee of the Soviet Youth Organizations. Between 1986 and 1990, Yanayev was a secretary, deputy chairman and chairman of the All-Union Central Soviet of Trade Unions("Всесоюзный центральный совет профессиональных союзов" (ВЦСПС), or Vsesoyuzny tsentralny sovet professionalnykh soyuzov). From July, 1990 - January, 1991, he was a member of the Politburoand secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU. From December, 1990 - August 1991, Yanayev held the post of Vice Presidentof the Soviet Union.
August Coup of 1991, Yanayev was a member of the State Emergency Committeeand became acting President of the Soviet Union, replacing the deposed Mikhail Gorbachev. He was later prosecuted and sentenced for his role in the August Coup attempt. However, Yanayev was eventually freed by the amnestyof the Russian State Dumain 1994.
"Let me say that Mikhail Gorbachev is now on vacation. He is undergoing treatment, himself, in our country. He is very tired after these many years and he will need some time to get better." - Gennady Yanayev, speaking at a press conference during the August Coup against Gorbachev. [http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/europe/russia/1991/russ_8-19.html]
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