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Nikolai Podgorny

AKA Nikolay Viktorovich Podgorny

Born: 18-Feb-1903
Birthplace: Karlovka, Ukraine
Died: 11-Jan-1983
Location of death: Moscow, Russia
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Soviet Union
Executive summary: President of the USSR, 1965-77

Trained as an engineer, Nikolai Podgorny climbed the Communist Party ranks through a series of regional posts until his election to the Politburo in 1960. He was soon embroiled in a power struggle with Leonid Brezhnev, who persuaded Podgorny in 1965 to accept the figurehead of Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. A little more than a decade later, Brezhnev evidently had no more use for the man and forced Podgorny into retirement.

Father: (steel worker)
Wife: (married, one son, two daughters)

    University: Technological Institute of the Food Industry, Kiev

    President of the Soviet Union (9-Dec-1965 to 16-Jun-1977)
    Member of the Soviet Politburo 1960-77
    Hero of Socialist Labor 1963
    Traveled to North Korea May-1969
    Ukrainian Ancestry

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