13/02/1984 Konstantin Chernenko becomes the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party
LIFE IN USSR 26. Short reign of Comrade Konstantin Chernenko. STORYTIME.
Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko was a Soviet politician and the fifth General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He led the Soviet Union from 13 February until his death thirteen months later, Chernenko was also Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.