Definition of Andropov, Yuri in US English:

Andropov, Yuri

proper noun

  • (1914–84), Soviet statesman; general secretary of the Communist Party of the former Soviet Union 1982–84 and president 1983–84; full name Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov. As president, he initiated the reform process that was carried out by Mikhail Gorbachev, his successor.


Andropov, Yuri