Date of Birth: 11/18/1922
Place of birth: a. Aktanysh
VG Afanasyev from March 1976 to October 1989 the editor in chief of the newspaper "Pravda"; resigned after mass protests caused [citation needed 2426 days] reprint in "Pravda" article Vittorio Dzukkoni of the Italian newspaper "La Repubblica" of Yeltsin`s alcoholism (while it is not yet perceived as a real fact). The first deputy in his 1976-1982 years was Sklyarov, Yuri Alexandrovich.
In 1989-1990 at work in the USSR. He was a member of the editorial board of the series "Science - unlimited possibilities and possible limitations" RAS (published by "Science").
A member of the CPSU Central Committee (1976, 1981, 1986) of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Council of Nationalities .Deputat 10 (1979-1984) and 11 (1984-1989) convocations of the RSFSR . He was awarded the Order of the October Revolution, the other orders of the USSR, laureate of USSR State Prize (1983, for the textbook "Fundamentals of philosophical knowledge").
His wife Lyudmila Petrovna (d. 2002), daughter of Olga (p. 1949) and son.
VG Afanasyev died April 10, 1994. He was buried in Moscow at Kuntsevo Cemetery.
Author of the popular students 1970-1980-ies. textbook on the philosophy of "Fundamentals of philosophical knowledge." It was written for the top party schools, but they are used in virtually all universities.