G.Bubulis, one of B. Yeltsin’s comrades who helped destroy the USSR, died

Russia’s Interfax news agency quotes Andrei Markov, a spokesman for Burbulis, who said the politician’s death was unexpected, despite his honorable age. “He was not ill, he felt good and he had just participated in the IX Global Forum in Baku, where the issue of” Threat to the Global World Order “was discussed,” Markov said.

During the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, G. Burbulis held the position of Secretary of State of the Russian Federal Federal Socialist Republic, and from November 1991 to April 1992 he was the first Deputy Prime Minister.

G.Bubulis was one of the main actors who drafted the Białowieża Agreements, which formalized the dissolution of the USSR, and signed them on behalf of Russia together with Russian President Yeltsin.

Wikipedia.org photo / Signing of the Belovezh Agreement in 1991 Gennady Bubble sits first from the right.

By the way, the first leader of independent Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich and the first president of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk died in May this year, just a few days apart, who also signed the Białowieża agreements and thus finally buried the Soviet Union.

After Russia became a sovereign state, Burbulis convinced Yeltsin that the reform program proposed by a group of scientists led by Yegor Gaidar could not be postponed. It was G.Burbulis who recommended appointing young economists of that group, later named “Gaidar’s team”, to key positions. Yeltsin asked G.Bubulis for recommendations and made appropriate decisions in forming the Russian government.

Later, G.Bubulis’ influence on B.Jelcin decreased and he left his team. In 1994–2000, G.Bubulis was elected to the Russian State Duma of the first and second convocation. From 2001 to 2007, he was a senator in the Federation Council from the Novgorod region.

Photo by Julius Kalinskas / 15min / Genadijus Burbulis speaks from the Seimas tribune on March 11, 2017

Photo by Julius Kalinskas / 15min / Genadijus Burbulis speaks from the Seimas tribune on March 11, 2017

Lithuanian blood flowed in the veins of G.Burbulis. His father’s father Kazimieras Burbulis came to the Urals from Lithuania in 1915. G.Burbulis made a significant contribution to the withdrawal of the Russian army from Lithuania after regaining its independence. He has visited Lithuania several times in recent years.

Erik Ovcharenko / BNS photo / Valdas Adamkus and Gennady Burbulis

Erik Ovcharenko / BNS photo / Valdas Adamkus and Gennady Burbulis

In an interview with Ukrainian television channel NewsOne in September 2017, Bubulis described Russia’s policy towards Ukraine as “a tragedy and a violation of basic norms of both Russian law and international law” and stated that Crimea must be returned to Ukraine.

In his last public comment at the already mentioned Baku forum, G. Bubulis answered the question of journalists, how he assesses “modern Russia’s attempts to restore the USSR”: “This is delusion and utopia. It is impossible to restore the USSR! ”

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