December 11, 1987 |
Although he was a first-time visitor to this national capital, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev has worked it like an old pol. He skipped the tourist stops and got right down to business with American movers and shakers. "Even in this concrete jungle, you can do certain things," Gorbachev confided to one of his guests during his four-day visit, which ended Thursday.
October 1, 1988 |
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev dramatically reshaped the Kremlin's political hierarchy on Friday, moving key supporters into the Communist Party's ruling Politburo and retiring four of its longtime members, including Andrei A. Gromyko, who for decades represented the grim face of Soviet diplomacy.
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September 30, 1987 |
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's chief foreign policy adviser, Anatoly F. Dobrynin, will visit Bonn next week for talks with senior West German politicians, the Soviet Embassy said Tuesday. Dobrynin, a Communist Party Central Committee secretary and former ambassador to Washington, has been invited by the opposition Social Democratic Party, an embassy spokesman said.
July 21, 1985
Israel has told the United States that Anatoly F. Dobrynin, who has served as Moscow's ambassador to Washington for 23 years, will be replaced by Yuli M. Vorontsov, the Soviet ambassador to Paris, the New York Times reported. The paper quoted unidentified Reagan Administration officials as saying the disclosure of the planned switch came during talks between Vorontsov and Ovadia Sofer, Israel's ambassador to France. The State Department declined comment on the report.
May 10, 1985 |
The State Department today criticized as "unwise and inappropriate" a House of Representatives resolution calling for the expulsion of Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin unless Moscow apologizes for the shooting death of an American officer. The House passed the non-binding resolution Thursday 322 to 93. Dobrynin is the dean of Washington's diplomatic corps, serving as ambassador since since March 30, 1962.
April 11, 1986 |
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze will visit Washington May 14-16 for talks to prepare for a superpower meeting, Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin said today. Dobrynin told reporters after a meeting with Secretary of State George P. Shultz that Shevardnadze "will meet with him on the 14th, 15th and 16th." He declined to answer further questions. It was his last meeting with Shultz after 24 years as ambassador before returning to Moscow tonight to take up a more senior post.