Yury Luzhkov, the former mayor of Moscow, died aged 83, RIA Novosti reported.
He was born on September 21, 1936 in the capital. In 1958 he graduated from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, specializing in mechanical engineer.
Since 1974 he worked in the Ministry of Chemical Industry.
He was elected mayor of Moscow in June 1996, December 1999, December 2003.