4th General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Chairman of KGB Yuri Andropov Signed Greeting Letter

4th General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Chairman of KGB Yuri Andropov Signed Greeting Letter

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Yuri Andropov Signed Greeting typed Letter:

I cordially congratulate you on your birthday. Please accept my sincere wishes for good health, happiness, further success in your responsible work for the benefit of our Motherland.

Yu. Andropov (signature in blue pen)

November 29, 2976

Size of the letter 11.1/2”x 8".

The letter folded in four parts.

 

Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov (1914-1984)

Yu. V Andropov was a Soviet politician and the fourth General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. 

 Following the 18-year rule of the late L. Brezhnev, Andropov served in the post for only 15 months, from November 1982 until his own death in February 1984. Earlier in his career, Andropov served as the Soviet ambassador to Hungary from 1954 to 1957, during which time he was involved in the suppression of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, and then Chairman of the KGB from 1967 until 1982.

 

he greeting letter addressed to member of politburo M. V. Zimyanin.

Mikhail Vasilyevich Zimyanin (1914 – 1995) served as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Pravda, the official publication of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, from 1965 to 1976. Afterwards, he was appointed to the party's secretariat. He retired on 28 January 1987 for "health reasons”.

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