Vyacheslav Lebedev (Chief Justice)

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Vyacheslav Lebedev
Вячеслав Лебедев
Official portrait
Chief Justice of the Russian Federation
In office
25 December 1991 – 23 February 2024
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Vladimir Putin
Dmitry Medvedev
Vladimir Putin
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byPyotr Serkov (acting)[1]
Chief Justice of the Russian SFSR
In office
26 July 1989 – 16 December 1991
PresidentVitaly Vorotnikov
Boris Yeltsin
Preceded byYevgeny Smolentsev
Succeeded byOffice disestablished
Chairman of the Moscow City Court
In office
6 September 1986 – 11 October 1989
Preceded byLev Almazov
Succeeded byZoya Korneva [ru]
Personal details
Born(1943-08-14)14 August 1943
Moscow, USSR
Died23 February 2024(2024-02-23) (aged 80)
Moscow, Russia
NationalityRussian
Alma materMoscow State University

Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Lebedev (Russian: Вячеслав Михайлович Лебедев; 14 August 1943 – 23 February 2024) was a Russian lawyer and jurist who served as the Chief Justice of Russia from 1991 until his death in 2024.[2]

Biography[edit]

Lebedev was born on 14 August 1943 in Moscow.[citation needed] He attended the law faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, which he graduated in 1968.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Rise in the Communist Party[edit]

Lebedev began work in 1969 as a human resources functionary of a department of the Ministry of Industrial Construction of the USSR. In 1970, he was elected as a Judge of the People’s District Court for Leningradskiy District in Moscow, and in 1977 he was appointed president of the People’s District Court for Zheleznodorozhniy District in Moscow. He became deputy president of Moscow City Court in 1984, assuming the position of the court’s president in 1986.

Death[edit]

Lebedev died in Moscow on the night of 23 February 2024, at the age of 80.[3][4] He suffered from cancer, and had recently been admitted to hospital.[5]

Honours[edit]

Chief Justice Vyacheslav Lebedev talking to President Vladimir Putin along with the Chairman of the Constitutional Court Marat Baglai, July 9, 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Петр Серков будет исполнять обязанности председателя Верховного суда РФ". Interfax. 24 February 2024. Archived from the original on 24 February 2024. Retrieved 24 February 2024.
  2. ^ "The Chief Justice". Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Умер председатель Верховного суда России Вячеслав Лебедев". Коммерсантъ (in Russian). 24 February 2024. Archived from the original on 24 February 2024. Retrieved 24 February 2024.
  4. ^ "Умер глава Верховного суда РФ Вячеслав Лебедев". Meduza (in Russian). Archived from the original on 24 February 2024. Retrieved 24 February 2024.
  5. ^ "В Москве умер председатель Верховного суда Вячеслав Лебедев". Медиазона (in Russian). Archived from the original on 24 February 2024. Retrieved 24 February 2024.