Baku on Sunday dead Gennady Burbulis, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the RSFSR. One of the closest friends of the first President of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin, was 76 years old.
According to the source of the publication TuranBurbulis died in a hotel in Baku on the afternoon of June 19th.
It is known that he came to the capital of Azerbaijan to participate in the IX Global Baku Forum. On June 17, two days before his death, Burbulis spoke at a meeting on “South Caucasus, reconciliation, cooperation and integration”. RBC.
As the portal wrote hakqin.azOn the sidelines of the forum, journalists asked Russia’s former First Deputy Prime Minister how he relates to “modern Russia’s attempts to revive the USSR”.
“This is nonsense and utopia. It is impossible to restore the USSR,” replied Burbulis.
the road to politics
Gennady Burbulis was born on August 4, 1945 in Pervouralsk (Sverdlovsk Region). His grandfather, Kazimir Antonovich Burbulis, moved from Lithuania to the Urals in 1915.
After graduating from school, the future politician began his career as a locksmith at the Chrome Pivot Factory, and then at the Pervouralsk New Pipe Factory.
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He has served in the missile forces since 1964. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of the Ural State University in 1973. For the next 10 years he taught dialectical materialism and Marxist-Leninist philosophy at the Ural Polytechnic Institute. He was an assistant professor and candidate of philosophical sciences.
In 1983-1989 – head of the department of social sciences, deputy director for scientific and methodological work of the All-Union Institute of Advanced Studies of Specialists of the Ministry of Non-Ferrous Metallurgy in Sverdlovsk.
Burbulis was a member of the CPSU (1971-1990). At the beginning of the “perestroika”, the political club “Debate Tribune”, whose meetings were held in 1987-1990 in Sverdlovsk, with the approval of the CPSU city committee.
How did he get into Yeltsin’s circle?
In 1989 he was elected People’s Deputy of the USSR. In 1989-1990 he chaired the subcommittee of the USSR Supreme Soviet Committee on the work of the Soviets of People’s Deputies, on the development of management and self-government.
Soon after, he became close to his fellow countryman Boris Yeltsin and entered his inner circle.
From January to July 1990 he was the authorized representative of the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR. In the presidential elections of the RSFSR, he headed the electoral headquarters of Boris Yeltsin. He was also considered a candidate for the post of vice president of Russia, but this position was eventually taken by Alexander Rutskoi.
In 1991-1992, Burbulis served as the Secretary of State and First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia.
Participated in the signing of the Belovezhskaya agreements by the RSFSR. He was a State Duma deputy of the I and II convocations (1993-1999), deputy governor of the Novgorod region (2000-2001), and later a member of the Federation Council from the same region (2001-2007) .
In the early 1990s, Burbulis played one of the key roles in the development of the policy of the Russian leadership, actively participated in the power struggle that arose with the leadership of the USSR at that time. It is claimed that he played the role of the “gray elite” that determined many important decisions under Yeltsin during this period.
According to the media, it was Burbulis who convinced Yeltsin of the urgency and feasibility of the reform program proposed by a group of scientists led by Yegor Gaidar and recommended a meeting of young economists from this group, later known as the “Gaidar team”. He was appointed to key positions in the economic bloc.