May 8, 1990 |
He is the foremost conservative within the Soviet Union's ruling Politburo and knows that to the country's radical reformers he is a political ogre. He is caricatured mercilessly in the unofficial news media, mocked openly on the Moscow stage, featured as a horned devil on political badges, called an "ignoramus" in Parliament and attacked with such ferocity at opposition rallies that his name is almost a curse in today's highly charged vocabulary. But Yegor K.
June 2, 1989 |
Yegor K. Ligachev, the Communist Party Politburo member in charge of Soviet agriculture, was denounced as incompetent Thursday as rebellious members of the Congress of People's Deputies, the Soviet Union's new assembly, continued their unrestrained assault on the country's leadership. In a scathing attack, a leading agricultural specialist said that Ligachev, the voice of conservatism within the ruling Politburo, simply knew nothing about farming, nothing about rural life and nothing about the agrarian economy.
October 18, 1988 |
The position of Yegor K. Ligachev, who lost his post as the Communist Party's chief ideologist last month in a major realignment of the Kremlin leadership, became even more ambiguous Monday when the government's chief spokesman said Ligachev's new duties are still being defined. Gennady I.
March 19, 1990 |
Yegor K. Ligachev, who as the senior member of the Soviet Communist Party's ruling Politburo continues to voice his beliefs and those of many other conservatives in traditional Marxist values, is coming under renewed pressure to resign from the party leadership in a major struggle over the future of socialism here.
August 7, 1988 |
Yegor K. Ligachev, the voice of conservatism within the Soviet leadership, warned Saturday that the ruling Communist Party may be going too far with the country's political, economic and social reforms and, as a result, departing from socialism. Ligachev, 67, who ranks as No. 2 in the Kremlin hierarchy after Mikhail S.
August 14, 1988 |
Alexander N. Yakovlev, the leading liberal in the Soviet Communist Party's ruling Politburo, on Saturday vigorously defended the country's political and economic reforms from conservative criticism that the reforms, if pushed too far, endanger the country's socialist system. Yakovlev's remarks were an almost point-by-point rebuttal to criticism by Yegor K. Ligachev, the party's chief ideologist, in one of the clearest divisions in the Soviet leadership in recent months.
October 1, 1988 |
The Kremlin shake-up strengthens Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev in his drive not only for internal reform but also for less confrontational relations with the United States, many American experts on the Soviet Union agreed Friday. "An obvious win for Gorbachev in the scope of the change and his packing of the Politburo," one senior U.S. official said. At the United Nations, Secretary of State George P. Shultz told reporters that the meaning of the changes is that "Mr.
May 31, 1988 |
Boris N. Yeltsin, who was dismissed from the top Kremlin leadership last year after making a controversial speech criticizing his more conservative colleagues, said Monday that ideology chief Yegor K. Ligachev is "slowing down" the pace of reform and should be fired. Yeltsin, the former Moscow party chief who is now deputy head of a construction ministry, met separately with correspondents from CBS and the British Broadcasting Corp. and both times attacked Ligachev, the No.
July 14, 1990 |
With hard-liner Yegor K. Ligachev and ideology chief Vadim A. Medvedev out of the running for the Communist Party Politburo's new lineup, talk at the party congress turned Friday to whether the two, once among the nation's most powerful men, would now be compiling their scrapbooks and growing roses. Ligachev, as chipper as ever amid a mass of reporters, said he plans to go home to Siberia and write a book. "I'm leaving," he said.
October 6, 1988 |
Vadim A. Medvedev, who became the Soviet Communist Party's new chief ideologist in the realignment of the Kremlin leadership last week, called in a speech published here on Wednesday for "a new conception of socialism." Medvedev, breaking sharply with his predecessor, Yegor K. Ligachev, said that other political and economic systems, including capitalism, hold valuable lessons for the Soviet Union.