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Alexander Rutskoy
Александр Руцкой
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Alexander Rutskoy in 2016
Governor of Kursk Oblast
In office
23 October 1996 – 18 November 2000
President Boris Yeltsin
Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Vasily Shuteev
Succeeded by Alexander Mikhaylov
President of Russia
Acting
In office
22 September 1993 – 4 October 1993
President Boris Yeltsin
Vice President of Russia
In office
10 July 1991 – 4 October 1993
President Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born 16 September 1947 (1947-09-16) (age 74)
Proskuriv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Citizenship
  • Soviet (1947–1991)
  • Russian (1991–present)
Political party Patriots of Russia
Spouse(s) Nellie Zolotukhin (div.)
Lyudmila Novikova (div.)
Irina Popova
Children Dmitry
Alexander
Rostislav
Catherine
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union (1988)
Military service
Allegiance  Soviet Union
 Russia
Branch/service Soviet Air Force
Russian Air Force
Years of service 1971–1993
Rank Major general
Boris Yeltsin expelled Rutskoy from army after his victory in the 1993 coup d'état

Alexander Vladimirovich Rutskoy (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Руцко́й; born 16 September 1947) is a Russian politician and a former Soviet military officer.

Rutskoy served as the only Vice President of Russia from 10 July 1991 to 4 October 1993, and as the Governor of Kursk Oblast from 1996 to 2000. In the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993, he was made acting President of Russia, in opposition to President Boris Yeltsin.

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