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Anatolijs Gorbunovs, also known as Anatoly Valeryanovich Gorbunov (Russian: Анато́лий Валериа́нович Горбуно́в, born 10 February 1942, in Pilda parish, Ludza municipality, Latvia), is a Latvian politician who served as the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet during the final years of the Soviet regime in Latvia and as Chairman of the Supreme Council of Latvia during the first years after the country regained its independence.

In the latter capacity he was effectively the acting head of state before the election of the Fifth Saeima in 1993. He continued to serve as the Speaker of the Saeima until 1995.


  • Order of the Badge of Honour (USSR, 1981)
  • Order of the Three Stars, 2nd Class (1995)
  • Order of the Dannebrog, Commander 1st Class (Denmark, 1997)
  • Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 1st Class (Estonia, 2002)
  • Medal of the Baltic Assembly (2011)
  • The Cicero Award (Latvian: Cicerona balva) of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (2012)

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