Chairman of the Moscow City Council of Veterans, deputy of the State Duma of the VI convocation, former senator and candidate member of the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee Vladimir Dolgikh died in Moscow at the age of 96. This was reported on Thursday, October 8, at the press service of the City Council of Veterans.
“Yes, it really is, Vladimir Ivanovich Dolgikh died today. A whole epoch has gone with him, ”the message says.
Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko expressed her condolences over the death of Dolgikh. This was reported by the press service of the upper house of parliament.
“Vladimir Ivanovich was an authoritative and prominent statesman, a responsible politician, who devoted his entire life to serving Russia, which he heroically defended during the Great Patriotic War (WWII). It is impossible to overestimate his contribution to the socio-economic development of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, capacity building and the formation of the fuel and energy complex of the region, upholding the interests of the capital and its inhabitants, “the Moscow city news agency quoted the message.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that Dolgikh was his senior mentor and friend.
“Vladimir Ivanovich devoted his whole life to serving the country, Moscow, people,” RT quotes him as saying.
Dolgikh was a member of the Second World War. Graduated from the Irkutsk Mining and Metallurgical Institute, worked as a metallurgical engineer. In the 1960s, he became the head of the Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine.
From 1969 to 1972 he headed the Krasnoyarsk Territory. From 1971 to 1989, he was a member of the Central Committee of the CPSU, secretary of the Central Committee and a candidate member of the Politburo. In the same years, he was in charge of the department of heavy industry and energy, oversaw such areas as ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, geology, oil, gas and coal industries, State mining and technical supervision and others.
After the collapse of the USSR, he was engaged in the modernization of the economy and social activities. In the 2000s, he was a member of the board of directors of Norilsk Nickel, chaired the Moscow City Council of Veterans and the Public Council of the capital.
In 2011-2013, he was a State Duma deputy, then a member of the Federation Council.