Share this entry

Share this page

Andropov, Yuri

Syllabification: An·dro·pov, Yuri
Pronunciation: /änˈdrôpəf
 
/

Definition of Andropov, Yuri in English:

( 1914–84), Soviet statesman; general secretary of the Communist Party of the former Soviet Union 1982–84 and president 1983–84; full name Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov. As president, he initiated the reform process that was carried out by Mikhail Gorbachev, his successor.

Definition of Andropov, Yuri in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…