“Cap gonna be?” As Chernenko led the USSR
35 years ago, Chernenko led the Soviet Union.
Exactly 35 years ago, February 13, 1984, at the head of the Union stood Konstantin Chernenko, however, ruled he not long — little more than a year. Devoid of qualities, is necessary for any statesman, for many years he was in the shadow of his boss, Leonid Brezhnev. However, despite the inconsistency of the figures Chernenko, the first steps to rapprochement with the USA were made in his period.
Placid and inconspicuous man, Konstantin Chernenko always kept in the shadow of his patron, Leonid Brezhnev, who affectionately called him “bones”.
C Brezhnev Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party Chernenko met while working in Moldova, and future Secretary General praised the dedication and accuracy in the conduct of Affairs.
These are the abilities that colleagues came in handy Brezhnev, Chernenko, when, after his boss moved to Moscow:
“Konstantin Ustinovich was “orlovica” of the highest class.
All regional leaders have sought to get on to him.
Because he knew if turned to Chernenko, the issue will be resolved and the necessary documentation promptly will pass all instances,” wrote knowing Chernenko of Ukrainian party and state leader Fyodor Morgun.
The General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, he became after the death of his predecessor, Yuri Andropov. After the death of Brezhnev, Chernenko, as the trusted employees of long-time leader, he wanted to take that place, and it was noticeable when Andropov became the meeting: “As recalled Gorbachev, Chernenko seeing this, at once wilted and collapsed into a chair and literally fell into it — so was “an internal coup”.
At the funeral, Andropov was the famous scene that later became axiomatic: “the Caps will be removed? Frosty…” — said Chernenko, referring to the Chairman of the Council of Ministers Nikolai Tikhonov. The microphone was included, and these words are heard by the whole country.