Definition of Andropov, Yuri in English:

Andropov, Yuri

proper noun

  • (1914–84), Soviet statesman, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR 1982–4 and president 1983–4; full name Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov. As president he initiated the reform process carried through by Mikhail Gorbachev, his chosen successor.

Pronunciation

Andropov, Yuri

/anˈdrɒpɒf/