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Former KGB chief dies in Moscow at 89

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A former head of the Soviet Union's Committee for State Security, the KGB, has died in Moscow at the age of 89, Russia's security service announced on Monday.
MOSCOW, March 3 (RIA Novosti) - A former head of the Soviet Union's Committee for State Security, the KGB, has died in Moscow at the age of 89, Russia's security service announced on Monday.

The veterans' council of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor of the KGB, said Vitaly Fedorchuk passed away on February 29 after a long illness.

The Ukrainian-born official chaired the KGB from May 26, 1982 to December 17, 1982, before becoming interior minister.

The veterans' council said Fedorchuk would be buried on March 4 at the Troyekurovskoye cemetery in Moscow.