Nikoli Rizhkov, Prime Minister of the USSR throughout perestroika, dies at 94 | EUROtoday

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Former Prime Minister of the Soviet Union Nikoli Rizhkov (1985-1991) died in Moscow on the age of 94, the president of the Russian Senate reported this Wednesday, Valentina Matviyenko.

“An extraordinary and kind man has passed away, Nikoli Ivnovich Rizhkov. He was a man who marc a little,” wrote Matviyenko on Telegram.

He added that Rizhkov, who was a senator between 2003 and 2023, at all times cared “in the most sincere way about his work and the results” of it.

Rizhkov, born in 1929, participated as prime minister within the mission of reforms of the Soviet financial system on the time of the perestroikaled by the Soviet chief, Mijal Gorbachov.

He supported the insurance policies of Gorbachev, final president of the USSR, and overtly confirmed his opposition to Boris Yeltsinwho would later grow to be the primary Russian chief after the autumn of the Soviet Union.

In 1986 he directed the disaster cupboard for the liquidation of the results of the disaster within the central nuclear de Chernbil and in 1988 he devoted himself to serving to Armenia after a devastating earthquake, which left greater than 25,000 lifeless.

Rizhkov participated within the first presidential elections in Russia after the collapse of the USSR, during which he obtained simply over 16% of the voters' votes and got here in third place.