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Yury Luzhkov, ex-Moscow mayor who changed the face of Russia’s capital, passes away

Former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov died aged 83

Former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov, who presided over the Russian capital for 18 years from 1992-2010, died on December 10, at the age of 83. Yury Luzhkov served as the mayor of Moscow in 1992-2010. Luzhkov was born in Moscow on September 21, 1936. In 1958, he graduated from the Gubkin Moscow Petrochemical & Gas Industry Institute. On June 6, 1992, Luzhkov, who held the position of Chairman of the Moscow city government, was appointed mayor by a decree of President Boris Yeltsin. TASS remembers his life in this photo gallery.