December 1, 1990 |
With shipments of foreign food beginning to arrive in the Soviet Union, the government on Friday assigned the KGB, the state security and intelligence agency, to guard the supplies and ensure their fair distribution. Planeloads of humanitarian assistance began to arrive in Moscow and Leningrad from Germany this week, and larger shipments are en route by train, ship and truck convoy in a growing effort to relieve the increasingly acute food shortages here.
July 12, 1990 |
President Bush's kinder, and more accommodating, style of personal diplomacy brought him no end of grief from critics in Congress and elsewhere during his first 18 months in the White House. But it is finally beginning to pay off in America's relations with its economic allies. That is the message emerging from the annual seven-nation economic summit conference that ended Wednesday: After 2 1/2 days of hard bargaining among the allied leaders, Bush achieved virtually all his goals.
July 9, 1990 |
The United States and its six major allies, challenged to shape a new economic order for the post-Cold War era during the economic summit that opens here today, moved toward a shaky compromise Sunday on the contentious issue of whether to provide massive aid to the Soviet Union. Although Secretary of State James A. Baker III reaffirmed Sunday that sizable U.S.
November 10, 1990 |
The Soviet Union and Germany, Europe's two biggest nations, Friday signed a 20-year general treaty reconciling their troubled past and pledging large-scale cooperation for the future. The leaders of both countries called it a cornerstone of a new era in their relations. "Today is a special day in the centuries-long history of our countries and, I believe, also in the history of Europe," Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev said at the signing ceremony.
August 24, 1991 |
British Prime Minister John Major plans to convene a meeting soon of top officials of the Group of Seven major industrial democracies on aid for the Soviet Union, British officials said Friday. Major's office said the prime minister, current G-7 chairman, took the initiative Thursday, suggesting a meeting next week of the officials. A spokesman said replies from all the G-7 members are still awaited and a venue will be decided later.
August 30, 1991 |
THE PARTY. The national Supreme Soviet legislature banned all activity by the Communist Party, until last year the only legal political force in the land. The vote seems certain to mark the end of an era that began with the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. THE REPUBLICS. Russia and the Ukraine, the two richest and most populous Soviet republics, announced formation of a temporary military and economic alliance that appears to leave the Kremlin out in the cold.