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Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko was a Soviet statesman during the Cold War. He was responsible for many top decisions on Soviet foreign policy.[1]

Andrei Gromyko
Andrei Gromyko 1972.jpg
Gromyko in 1972
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet
In office
27 July 1985 – 30 September 1988
DeputyVasili Kuznetsov
Pyotr Demichev
Preceded byKonstantin Chernenko
Vasily Kuznetsov (acting)
Succeeded byMikhail Gorbachev
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers
In office
24 March 1983 – 2 July 1985
PremierNikolai Tikhonov
Preceded byHeydar Aliyev
Succeeded byNikolai Talyzin
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
14 February 1957 – 2 July 1985
PremierNikolai Bulganin
Nikita Khrushchev
Alexei Kosygin
Nikolai Tikhonov
Preceded byDmitri Shepilov
Succeeded byEduard Shevardnadze
Personal details
Born
Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko

18 July [O.S. 5 July] 1909
Staryya Hramyki, Russian Empire
Died2 July 1989(1989-07-02) (aged 79)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union

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  1. Whitney, Craig (4 July 1989). "Andrei A. Gromyko: Flinty Face of Postwar Soviet Diplomacy". New York Times. Retrieved 20 September 2016.