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10/03/1985 Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko dies at 73

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LIFE IN USSR 26. Short reign of Comrade Konstantin Chernenko. STORYTIME.

Chernenko, the man who led the Soviet Union for over a year and Chairman of Presidium of the Supreme Soviet fell into a developed hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver in his late years. His death was preceded by a coma. An autopsy showed that he died to a combination of damaged heart, congestive heart failure, and liver cirrhosis.
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