Cold War Files: All Units: People: Vladimir A. Kryuchkov

Vladimir A. Kryuchkov
b. 1924

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kryuchkov was a Russian politician, statesman, and Army General.

In 1988-1991, Kryuchkov was the head of KGB. In 1989-1990, he was a member of Politburo. During the August Coup of 1991, Kryuchkov was a member of the State Emergency Committee, for which he would be prosecuted and sentenced. He was freed by the amnesty of the State Duma in 1994.

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