MOSCOW, 7 Mar – RIA Novosti. Former Prosecutor General of the USSR Alexander Sukharev died at the age of 98, according to the website of the Investigative Committee.
The cause of death is not named.
The head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin expressed his condolences.
“This is an irreparable loss for all of us – students, colleagues, followers and comrades-in-arms of Alexander Yakovlevich,” he said.
According to him, Sukharev was a multifaceted personality and lived a decent life, always remained a man and a patriot of his country. “Alexander Yakovlevich will remain in our hearts as a hero out of time. I am sure that his undertakings and achievements will live in the affairs of the followers and future defenders of Russia.” , – concluded Bastrykin.
Alexander Sukharev was born on October 11, 1923 in the village of Malaya Treshchevka, Voronezh Region. Before the war he graduated from an evening school, and in July 1941 he was sent to the Voronezh military school of communications. Since December 1941, he commanded a platoon, then a company, was the regiment's communications chief, acting chief of staff of the regiment. He fought from Moscow to the Vistula, in September 1944 he was seriously wounded in Poland. Decorated with military orders.
After the war, he was engaged in Komsomol and party work: he was the secretary of the Railway District Committee of the Komsomol, headed the department of the Voronezh Regional Committee, and then the international department of the Central Committee of the Komsomol, worked in the apparatus of the Central Committee of the CPSU. In 1950 he graduated from the All-Union Correspondence Law Institute.
In September 1970, Sukharev was appointed First Deputy Minister of Justice of the USSR, in 1984 – Minister of Justice of the RSFSR, and from May 1988 to October 1990 he served as Prosecutor General of the USSR.
Sukharev was involved in scientific activities a lot – he published more than 120 works, was the editor-in-chief of the Russian Legal Encyclopedia, took part in the work on the draft of the Criminal Procedure Code.
In addition, he was a member of the Public Council under the Investigative Committee and headed the All-Russian public organization “Outstanding Commanders and Naval Commanders of the Fatherland.”