Memoirs

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Doubleday, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 414 pages
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With the death of Andrei Gromyko in July 1989, the world lost a singular figure in the history of modern diplomacy. Now in his memoirs he reveals the behind-the-scenes behavior of Kremlin leaders and the personalities and events which dominated his life. 60 photographs.

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Contents

At the start of lifes path I
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In the aftermath of revolution
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On the eve of war
25
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About the author (1989)

Gromyko was a Soviet statesman and president (1985-1988), born near Minsk, Russia. He studied agriculture and economics, and became a research scientist at the Soviet Academy of Sciences. In 1939 he joined the staff of the Russian embassy in Washington, becoming ambassador in 1943. As longest serving foreign minister (1957-1985), he was responsible for conducting Soviet realtions with the West during the Cold War. He became president in 1985, but retired from office following the 19th party conference (1988) and was replaced by Gorbachev.