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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.
“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.