Died Viktor Anpilov

Victor Anpilov

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MOSCOW, January 15. /TASS/. The leader of the movement “Labor Russia” Viktor Anpilov and died a few hours ago in hospital from a stroke. About TASS reported the former state Duma Deputy Darya Mitina.

“On January 13 [Anpilov] went to a meeting [of the candidate in presidents of the Russian Federation from the Communist party Pavel] Grudinina with the Trustees, but did not reach – a massive stroke. Three days lying in “Sklifosovsky” in a coma, a few hours ago died,” she said.

Victor Anpilov was born 2 October 1945. He graduated from the journalism faculty of Moscow state University, worked in the USSR radio and television. In 1984-1985, he worked in Nicaragua. In 1990 was elected Deputy of the Moscow Soviet.

Communist leader

“His role in the Communist movement cannot be overstated. He was the first former Soviet Communist leader,” – said Mitin. For the first time she saw anpilova at the demonstration on 7 November 1991. “He then gathered a huge square, I then read about him, he was an active member of city Council and worked on the revival of the Communist movement, published the newspaper “Lightning”, created by the Communist party – Russian Communist workers party,” she recalls.