Asaf Mikhailovich Messerer

Male19 November 1903–7 March 1992

Brief Life History of Asaf Mikhailovich

Asaf Mikhailovich Messerer was born on 19 November 1903. He died on 7 March 1992, in Moscow, Russia, at the age of 88.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Asaf Mikhailovich Messerer - Published information: birth-name: Asaf Mikhailovich Messerer

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Age 88

By universal suffrage, Yeltsin elected president of Russian Republic. Last Soviet troops leave Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Gorbachev and leaders of seven Soviet republics sign draft union treaty.


Age 88

Hard-line officials attempt to unseat Gorbachev government. Coup fails after three days, elevating Yeltsin's prestige. Ukraine, Belorussia, Moldavia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyz Republic declare independence. Armenia and Tajikistan follow in September, Turkmenistan in October, and Kazakstan in December.


Age 88

Presidents of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia meet in Minsk and proclaim initial Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Yeltsin meets with Soviet defense officials and army commanders to gain support for CIS. Russian foreign minister Andrey Kozyrev asks United States secretary of state James Baker to recognize independence of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Gorbachev announces that at year's end all central government structures will cease to exist. Eleven republics form CIS. Soviet Union ceases to exist. Russian flag rises over Kremlin. Control of nuclear arsenal handed over to Yeltsin.

Name Meaning

Biblical name, borne by one of the early kings of Judah, who reigned for forty years, as recorded in 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles. It was originally a byname meaning ‘doctor, healer’ in Hebrew, and is still a common Jewish name. It was first used among English-speaking Christians by the Puritans in the 17th century.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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