Yuri Afanassiev was born on September 5, 1934 in Moscow, Russia, and died on September 14, 2015.
He was a Russian Soviet politician.
Yuri studied history at the University of Moscow.
He served as a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Institute of General History of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
Afanassiev was the director of the Historical Institute and files Moscow.
He was the Chairman of the movement “Memorial”, militated in favor of the victims of Stalinism and rehabilitation.
Yuri Afanassiev passed away at 81 yrs old.