Anastasia Filatova

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Anastasia Filatova
Born c. 1920
Died 21 October 2001
Moscow, Russia
Nationality Russian-Mongolian
Political party Mongolian People's Party
Spouse(s) Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal
Children Vladislav
Zorig

Anastasia Ivanovna Filatova (Russian: Анастаси́я Ива́новна Фила́това, 1920 – 21 October 2001) was the Russian wife of the Mongolian leader Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal. Keeping a low profile in the 1950s and the 1960s, Filatova aspired to a political role of her own in her later years.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

Career[edit]

She relied on the authority of her husband to subtly influence the Mongolian political landscape. Her lack of appreciation[citation needed] for Mongolian culture and history, and her interference in Mongolian politics (she reportedly had a say, for example, in matters of political appointments[citation needed]) caused substantial resentment in the Mongolian ruling elites, and may have played a role in the Soviet decision to oust Tsedenbal from power in 1984.[citation needed] Filatova is also remembered for her involvement in social programs in Mongolia, including the Children's Fund. The Wedding Palace in Ulan Bator was allegedly built on her initiative.

Later life and death[edit]

Filatova lived in Moscow with Tsedenbal after he fell from power and died there on 21 October 2001, outliving her husband by 10 years. Tsedenbal and Filatova had two children, Vladislav and Zorig.

Sources[edit]

  • Leonid Shinkarev, Tsedenbal Filatova Khoyor: Hair Durlal, Erh Medel, Emgenel (Munkhiin Useg Publishing,Ulaanbaatar 2004).
  • Shaken Nadirov, 1984 god (Moscow: Vostochnaya Literatura, 1995)
  • Sergey Radchenko, "Mongolian Politics in the Shadow of the Cold War: The 1964 Coup Attempt and the Sino-Soviet Split", Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 8 (No. 1).