1934 - Born on 17th of May in St. Petersburg (Leningrad). He was a member of Russia's highest court who defended democratic freedoms and encouraged legal reforms.
1991 - He was elected a judge of the Constitutional Court in October and was known for his persistent efforts to streamline and liberalize the Soviet-era legal system.
1993 - Ametistov participated in the Constitutional Assembly when it drew up the Russian Constitution.
1998 - Died at his country home near Moscow at the age of 64 due to cancer.
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