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Sergei Akhromeyev

Russian Army Officer

Died when: 68 years 112 days (819 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Sergei Akhromeyev

Sergey Fyodorovich Akhromeyev (Russian: Серге́й Фёдорович Ахроме́ев;

May 5, 1923 – August 24, 1991) was a Soviet military figure, Hero of the Soviet Union (1982) and Marshal of the Soviet Union (1983).When he was the first deputy chief of staff of the Soviet Army, he formulated a military plan to invade Afghanistan.

He later served as Chief of the General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces from 1984 to 1988 and as chief military adviser to General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev.

A member of the State Committee on the State of Emergency during the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, Akhromeyev died by suicide after the failure of the coup.

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