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People in History

People in World History

Anastasia Daughter of Nicholas II; thought to have died when the romanov family was executed in 1918. Since 1918, several women have claimed to be her.
Andropov, Yuri President of the USSR (1983-4)
Bolsheviks Radicals in the Russian Revolution who favored a revolution instead of gradual change; led by Lenin.
Brezhnev, Leonid Soviet leader who seized control of the Soviet communist pary form Khrushchev in 1964 and was head of the Soviet Union until his death in 1982.
Chernenko, Konstantin He was elected Chairman and general secretary of the Communist pary on the death of Yuri Andropov (1984). He died shortly after taking office.
Gorbachev, Mikhail He served as he final president of the USSR (1988-91). He introduced the policies known as glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring). In 1990 he won the Nobel Peace prize.
Elizabeth Czarina of Russia (1741-62). The daughter of Peter I and Catherine I, she obtained the throne by overthrowing Ivan VI.
Ivan the Great Ruled Russia as its first Czar (1462-1505).
Ivan the Terrible Russian Czar (1547-84) known for his cruelty and brutality.
Khrushchev, Nikita Premier of the Soviet Union (1958-64): was premier during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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