Former Secretary of State of the RSFSR and close associate of ex-President of Russia Boris Yeltsin Gennady Burbulis has died at the age of 77. This was reported to Interfax by his press secretary Andrey Markov. According to him, the death of Burbulis was unexpected.
“He was not sick, he felt great and just took part in the IX Global Baku Forum, which discussed the issue of “Threat to the global world order,” Markov said.
Also, these messages were confirmed to TASS by the politician’s niece Yulia Burbulis.
Burbulis served as First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in 1991-1992, as well as the post of State Secretary of the RSFSR.
He participated in the organization of the Belovezhskaya meeting, during which the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus decided to end the existence of the USSR.
On May 10, it became known that the first president of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk, had died. On May 4, it was reported that the former chairman of the Supreme Council of Belarus, Stanislav Shushkevich, had died.
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