To cite a few, they are Muammar Khadafi, Saddam Hussein, Mao Tse-tung, Deng Xiaoping, Richard Nixon, Andrei Gromyko
, Fidel Castro and Doris Duke.
As per Sebestyen's exegesis, Gorbachev's name as the new party General Secretary was formally proposed to the nomenklatura by former Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko
, saying, among other things, "He has a nice smile, but Comrades, Mikhail Sergeyevich has iron teeth." "The Kremlin potentates had not chosen the new Soviet leader for his repartee.
Henry Kissinger described his longtime counterpart, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko
, as an "adversary, colleague and friend, all in one."
Opposite: Official leaders of the talks' first phase were (from left) Sir Alexander Cadogan and Ambassador Edward Wood from England; US Secretary of State Cordell Hull; Soviet Ambassador Andrei Gromyko
; and US Undersecretary of State Edward Stettinius, Jr.
To understand better what happened, it has to be viewed in light of the statements by Walid al-Moallem last Saturday, when the Syrian foreign minister did a fine impression of Andrei Gromyko
. There would be no discussion of Assad or his future, Moallem insisted, because the president was a "red line." Moreover, the United Nations envoy, Staffan de Mistura, had overstepped his mandate by talking about presidential elections in Syria.
Moscow too has not had a Foreign Minister of Sergei Lavrov's stature - atleast not since Andrei Gromyko
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Andrei Gromyko
(1909-1989), the former chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and former minister of foreign affairs, was the politician who managed to stay in office for the longest period in the Soviet Union.
He was nonetheless something of an anomaly, and it was no doubt partly to allay alarm among the septuagenarians in the hierarchy about the new kid on the block that Andrei Gromyko
, serving at the time as the ceremonial president, declared that there were teeth of steel behind the new general secretary's charming smile.
On July 20, on instructions from his government, Turkey's ambassador in Moscow Ilder Turkmen met the Soviet Union's foreign minister Andrei Gromyko
to inform him of Turkey's intentions.
A weekend editorial in the paper entitled: "(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323701904578275920521747756.html) Barbarians at the Digital Gate " criticised the Chinese government's denial of the attacks, calling the statement "about as credible as an (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Gromyko) Andrei Gromyko
One of the most noteworthy results of Ruggenthaler's efforts is the discovery that quite a large number of actors exercised influence on Moscow's foreign policy and took part in the process that led to the Stalin note: Andrei Vyshinskii, who had replaced Viacheslav Molotov as minister of foreign affairs in March 1949; Vyshinskii's deputies Andrei Gromyko
and Valerian Zorin; the Ministry of State Security (MGB); representatives of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany (SVAG); and the East German leadership, above all Walter Ulbricht.