The Central Committee of Communist Party of the Russian Federation announces the death of a prominent statesman and party leader, Vice-President of the Soviet Union Gennady Yanayev.
All his life he dedicated to serving the party and the Soviet motherland. For many years he was he was one of the leaders of Soviet youth organizations, was the chairman of the Soviet Trade Unions, a member of the Politburo, a Secretary of the CPCU Central Committee.
In December 1990 he was elected Vice-President of the USSR. He actively resisted the collapse of the Soviet Union; spoke out against the treacherous policy of Mikhail Gorbachev.