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August 26, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For retired Adm. William J. Crowe Jr., former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, news of the suicide of Soviet Marshal Sergei F. Akhromeyev carried a special sadness. Crowe, living in retirement in suburban Virginia, recalled Sunday how he and Akhromeyev had developed an unusual friendship that began with the Soviet officer's first visit to the United States four years ago for the signing of a treaty eliminating U.S. and Soviet medium-range nuclear missiles.
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October 20, 1991 | Associated Press
A former Communist Party ideology chief committed suicide by hanging himself in his apartment, the Soviet news agency Tass reported Saturday--the sixth Communist official to take his life since the attempted coup in August. Sergei Klimov, former ideology chief of the Volgograd Communist Party regional committee, killed himself Friday, Tass said.
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August 24, 1991 | Reuters
A trick telephone call helped track down Boris K. Pugo, the interior minister who killed himself rather than face arrest for his part in this week's coup attempt, an adviser to Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin said Friday. "It was like something out of Hitchcock," Grigory A. Yavlinsky, an internationally known radical economist, said in an interview. Yavlinsky said the head of the Russian KGB, Viktor Ivanenko, invited him to witness Pugo's arrest early Thursday.
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August 27, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who fought nationalist movements throughout the country only to watch them mushroom into full-fledged drives for independence, said Monday that the time has come to prepare for the breakup of the Soviet Union. In a historic announcement heralding the demise of the world's last true empire, Gorbachev told the Soviet national legislature that the 15 republics that make up the country must be given the "right of independent choice."
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August 27, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who fought nationalist movements throughout the country only to watch them mushroom into full-fledged drives for independence, said Monday that the time has come to prepare for the breakup of the Soviet Union. In a historic announcement heralding the demise of the world's last true empire, Gorbachev told the Soviet national legislature that the 15 republics that make up the country must be given the "right of independent choice."
NEWS
October 20, 1991 | Associated Press
A former Communist Party ideology chief committed suicide by hanging himself in his apartment, the Soviet news agency Tass reported Saturday--the sixth Communist official to take his life since the attempted coup in August. Sergei Klimov, former ideology chief of the Volgograd Communist Party regional committee, killed himself Friday, Tass said.
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August 27, 1991
* NIKOLAI Y. KRUCHINA, business manager of Communist Party's Central Committee The KGB reported that Kruchina jumped out the window of his seventh-floor apartment after leaving a suicide note. The contents of the note were not revealed. Kruchina was born in the Soviet Far North in 1928, and he joined the Communist Party in 1949. He was appointed to the Central Committee in 1976.
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August 26, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breathtaking pace of change in the Soviet Union continued unabated Sunday as the defense minister announced plans for an 80% shake-up of the military leadership, and the Communist Party hierarchy, just as discredited by the right-wing coup, agreed to abolish its nucleus, the Central Committee. Appearing on evening TV news, Col. Gen. Yevgeny I. Shaposhnikov said his Defense Ministry--one of the hotbeds of support for last week's abortive bid to overthrow President Mikhail S.
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January 16, 1989 | Associated Press
A Soviet weekly has revealed alarmingly high statistics on Soviet suicides, with more than 81,000 Soviet citizens killing themselves in 1984, compared to the 29,286 Americans who took their own lives the same year. The article in the latest edition of Ogonyok magazine said, however, that total Soviet suicides had peaked in 1984 and are now dropping, a change it credited to the anti-drinking drive championed by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
NEWS
September 7, 1988
Leonid I. Brezhnev's friend and law enforcement chief, Nikolai A. Shcholokov, accepted lavish gifts and huge bribes, then killed himself when his deeds were discovered, the Soviet government charged. The allegations about the former interior minister, who died in disgrace in 1984, came on the second day of the bribery-corruption trial of Yuri M. Churbanov, son-in-law of Brezhnev, the late Soviet leader. Churbanov served as Shcholokov's top deputy.
NEWS
August 27, 1991
* NIKOLAI Y. KRUCHINA, business manager of Communist Party's Central Committee The KGB reported that Kruchina jumped out the window of his seventh-floor apartment after leaving a suicide note. The contents of the note were not revealed. Kruchina was born in the Soviet Far North in 1928, and he joined the Communist Party in 1949. He was appointed to the Central Committee in 1976.
NEWS
August 26, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breathtaking pace of change in the Soviet Union continued unabated Sunday as the defense minister announced plans for an 80% shake-up of the military leadership, and the Communist Party hierarchy, just as discredited by the right-wing coup, agreed to abolish its nucleus, the Central Committee. Appearing on evening TV news, Col. Gen. Yevgeny I. Shaposhnikov said his Defense Ministry--one of the hotbeds of support for last week's abortive bid to overthrow President Mikhail S.
NEWS
August 26, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For retired Adm. William J. Crowe Jr., former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, news of the suicide of Soviet Marshal Sergei F. Akhromeyev carried a special sadness. Crowe, living in retirement in suburban Virginia, recalled Sunday how he and Akhromeyev had developed an unusual friendship that began with the Soviet officer's first visit to the United States four years ago for the signing of a treaty eliminating U.S. and Soviet medium-range nuclear missiles.
NEWS
August 24, 1991 | Reuters
A trick telephone call helped track down Boris K. Pugo, the interior minister who killed himself rather than face arrest for his part in this week's coup attempt, an adviser to Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin said Friday. "It was like something out of Hitchcock," Grigory A. Yavlinsky, an internationally known radical economist, said in an interview. Yavlinsky said the head of the Russian KGB, Viktor Ivanenko, invited him to witness Pugo's arrest early Thursday.
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April 30, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A leader of the Russian ultranationalist group Pamyat, sentenced to two years in a labor camp for leading an anti-Semitic assault on a writers' meeting last year, has committed suicide in prison, Soviet authorities reported Monday. Konstantin V. Smirnov-Ostashvili, 55, left no suicide note before hanging himself, and officials at the Tver penal colony, about 60 miles northwest of Moscow, told the Tass news agency that his death is "a mystery."
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June 29, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
KGB chief Vladimir A. Kryuchkov, attempting to lift some of the mystery around the death of a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who defected to the Soviet Union, said Wednesday that the man had been recruited as a Soviet agent early in his naval career and had gone on to become one of Moscow's best operatives. Kryuchkov, speaking to Western journalists between sessions of the Supreme Soviet, the country's legislature, said that Glenn Michael Souther had worked for the KGB for a number of years while serving in the U.S. Navy and then in the Naval Reserve before publicly defecting to Moscow last July.
NEWS
April 30, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A leader of the Russian ultranationalist group Pamyat, sentenced to two years in a labor camp for leading an anti-Semitic assault on a writers' meeting last year, has committed suicide in prison, Soviet authorities reported Monday. Konstantin V. Smirnov-Ostashvili, 55, left no suicide note before hanging himself, and officials at the Tver penal colony, about 60 miles northwest of Moscow, told the Tass news agency that his death is "a mystery."
NEWS
June 29, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
KGB chief Vladimir A. Kryuchkov, attempting to lift some of the mystery around the death of a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who defected to the Soviet Union, said Wednesday that the man had been recruited as a Soviet agent early in his naval career and had gone on to become one of Moscow's best operatives. Kryuchkov, speaking to Western journalists between sessions of the Supreme Soviet, the country's legislature, said that Glenn Michael Souther had worked for the KGB for a number of years while serving in the U.S. Navy and then in the Naval Reserve before publicly defecting to Moscow last July.
NEWS
January 16, 1989 | Associated Press
A Soviet weekly has revealed alarmingly high statistics on Soviet suicides, with more than 81,000 Soviet citizens killing themselves in 1984, compared to the 29,286 Americans who took their own lives the same year. The article in the latest edition of Ogonyok magazine said, however, that total Soviet suicides had peaked in 1984 and are now dropping, a change it credited to the anti-drinking drive championed by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
NEWS
September 7, 1988
Leonid I. Brezhnev's friend and law enforcement chief, Nikolai A. Shcholokov, accepted lavish gifts and huge bribes, then killed himself when his deeds were discovered, the Soviet government charged. The allegations about the former interior minister, who died in disgrace in 1984, came on the second day of the bribery-corruption trial of Yuri M. Churbanov, son-in-law of Brezhnev, the late Soviet leader. Churbanov served as Shcholokov's top deputy.
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