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Andropov, Yuri

Pronunciation: /anˈdrɒpɒf/
(1914–84), Soviet statesman, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR 1982-4 and president 1983-4; full name Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov. As president he initiated the reform process carried through by Mikhail Gorbachev, his chosen successor.
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