AKA Yegor Kuzmich Ligachev
Birthplace: Dubinkino, Siberia, Russia
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Former Politburo hardliner
Full member of the Communist Party Central Committee starting 1976. Hardliner opponent of Mikhail Gorbachev, admitting in hindsight that he "realized too late" the strength of democratic reformism in Gorbachev.
Member of the Russian Duma (elected three times in democratic era)
Member of the Soviet Politburo (ousted 1990)
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