Currently alive, at 82 years of age.
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1937 – Born on 26th of August in Perevoz, Perevoz region, Gorky province, USSR. A Russian politician and statesman.
1962 – He joined in the Communist Party.
1963-1966 – Started working with Komsomol as a second secretary.
1966-1968 – The first secretary of the Komsomol organization in his home region, Gorky province. Yanayev was made Chairman of the Committee of the Youth Organizations of the USSR.
1980 – He became the deputy chairman of the Presidium of the Soviet Associations of Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries.
1989 – From being a secretary for foreign affairs of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions, he was appointed as the chairman of the Central Council of Trade Unions.
1990 – President Mikhail Gorbachev nominated Yanayev for the post of Vice-President, but he failed to win the first vote at the Congress of People’s Deputies. Since Gorbachev refused to nominate another candidate, he became the Vice President of USSR.
1991 – He was arrested due to public disdain and treason.
1994 – He was granted with amnesty along with the alleged conspirators.