April 5, 1985 |
Soviet Defense Minister Sergei L. Sokolov will pay an official visit to Poland in the first half of April, Tass said Thursday. It said the invitation was extended by Polish Defense Minister Florian Siwicki. No precise date was give for the visit.
May 27, 1986
Abdel-Salam Jalloud, second in command to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, arrived in the Soviet Union for the first high-level contacts between the two countries since the U.S. attack on Libya last month. The official Soviet news agency Tass said only that Jalloud was on a working visit. But since Defense Minister Sergei L.
April 24, 1987 |
Syrian President Hafez Assad arrived in Moscow Thursday on a visit expected to be dominated by the thorny problem of Palestinian unity and the conflict in Lebanon. He was greeted at the airport by President Andrei A. Gromyko, Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze, Defense Minister Sergei L. Sokolov and senior Kremlin foreign policy adviser Anatoly F. Dobrynin, Tass news agency said. Assad, on his first visit to Moscow since July, 1985, plans to hold talks with Soviet leader Mikhail S.
November 8, 1985 |
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev struck a conciliatory tone Thursday on the 68th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, calling for a Geneva summit that will help remove "distrust, hatred and suspicion." Gorbachev told a reception after the traditional military show of might in Red Square that he sought "a constructive dialogue and a search for mutually beneficial agreements" with the United States.
May 7, 1985 |
The State Department on Monday accused Soviet Defense Minister Sergei L. Sokolov of making a false statement when he said the Soviets are not doing research on space weapons. "This is untrue and forms part of a continuing, self-serving Soviet propaganda campaign," said department spokesman Edward P. Djerejian, responding to an interview with Sokolov published Sunday by the official Soviet news agency Tass.
September 1, 1987 |
West German teen-age pilot Mathias Rust met with his Soviet lawyer in prison today, the eve of his Supreme Court trial on charges of violating Soviet airspace and international flight rules. The parents of the 19-year-old flier, Monika and Karl-Heinz Rust, arrived in Moscow on Sunday to attend the trial. They were "quite nervous," said Mario Dederichs, a correspondent for West Germany's Stern magazine.