May 20, 1986 |
The Soviet Union today named Yuri V. Dubinin, a veteran diplomat who was appointed Soviet ambassador at the United Nations just two months ago, as its new ambassador to the United States. Dubinin, 56, who before his U.N. appointment served seven years as ambassador in Madrid, replaces Anatoly F. Dobrynin, the "dean of Washington diplomats" who returned to Moscow after 24 years in Washington after his appointment in March as a secretary of the Communist Party's Central Committee.
April 5, 1990 |
The Soviet Union, shuffling the top level of its foreign service, is expected to send a new ambassador to Washington in time for the June summit meeting between President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Administration officials said Wednesday. Alexander A. Bessmertnykh would replace Yuri V. Dubinin, who has headed the Soviet Embassy here since 1986 and is slated to become ambassador to France, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
November 1, 1988 |
The United States today charged the Soviet Union with posing a threat to Pakistan by sending SS-1 Scud missiles to Afghanistan. The accusation was coupled with a veiled warning that the United States is determined to protect Pakistan. "The Soviet Union knows the government of Pakistan enjoys our support," said Charles E. Redman, the State Department spokesman. The missiles were displayed in the Afghan capital of Kabul after Undersecretary of State Michael H.
April 16, 1987 |
A small mountain of matzos is piling up in a Postal Service warehouse here since the Soviet Embassy refused to accept delivery of 1,500 boxes mailed from American Jews to Ambassador Yuri V. Dubinin. The Union of Councils for Soviet Jews supplied its members with pre-printed mailing labels addressed to Dubinin and bearing the message, "Please deliver to one of the 400,000 Jews who wish to leave the Soviet Union."
July 10, 1987 |
The Reagan Administration accused the Soviet Union today of "drawing back" from earlier proposals on arms control and from setting a date for a meeting between Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze. The failure to set a date for a Shultz-Shevardnadze meeting has two apparent results: Technical disagreements among American and Soviet negotiators will not be resolved soon at a higher level--and the likelihood of a U.S.
February 6, 1987 |
A Soviet Foreign Ministry official today said multi-candidate elections and other changes ordered by General Secretary Mikhail S. Gorbachev provide a basis for "bold initiatives" toward the United States and are spreading to Eastern Europe. Sergei B. Chetverikov, deputy director of the Institute for the U.S.A. and Canada, appeared with two members of the Communist Party Central Committee and Ambassador Yuri V.