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  • Eight hours earlier, Konstantin Chernenko, the leader of the Soviet Union, had died.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • With Chernenko clearly on his last legs, the struggle for succession pitted Gorbachev against older Brehznev intimates such as the Moscow party leader, Viktor Grishin.

    The Return

  • Had any other Politburo member been chosen to succeed Chernenko in 1985, russia would undoubtedly have developed quite differently, at least for a while.

    The Return

  • Eight hours earlier, Konstantin Chernenko, the leader of the Soviet Union, had died.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • But Andropov was dying of kidney disease, and Konstantin Chernenko, the Brezhnev acolyte who followed, was himself stricken with emphysema.

    The Return

  • This dutiful diplomat's wife was well placed to observe the politics and people of Russia from Stalin to Chernenko, says Rodric Braithwaite

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  • This dutiful diplomat's wife was well placed to observe the politics and people of Russia from Stalin to Chernenko, says Rodric Braithwaite

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  • Chernenko, Albert Konstantinovich (January 6, 1935 – April 11, 2009)

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  • This dutiful diplomat's wife was well placed to observe the politics and people of Russia from Stalin to Chernenko, says Rodric Braithwaite

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  • With Chernenko clearly on his last legs, the struggle for succession pitted Gorbachev against older Brehznev intimates such as the Moscow party leader, Viktor Grishin.

    The Return

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