11/04/1984 Konstantin Chernenko named President of the Soviet Union
Soviet Leaders in 7 Minutes (History)
Leaders of the Soviet Union
Setounski on Chernenko
Chernenko assumed the position of the head figure of the governmental institution, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. He was elected by a joint session of both houses included in Presidium. He held the position until his death in 1985. His policies were focused on supporting the labor unions and education and propaganda reforms.
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