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Andropov

Yuri Vladimirovich. 1914--84, Soviet statesman; president of the Soviet Union (1983--84)
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He correctly predicted that Soviet dictator Yuri Andropov would be succeeded by "a younger leader with a more liberal image," perfectly describing Mikhail Gorbachev and the political restructuring process that would be carried out under the name "perestroika.
No mere provincial underling, Aliev became a top member of the Soviet Politburo in Moscow, attaining the post of Soviet premier under Yuri Andropov (formerly the head of the KGB).
According to Andropov, the Islamic world was a waiting petri dish in which we could nurture a virulent strain of America-hatred, grown from the bacterium of Marxist-Leninist thought," continued Pacepa, who defected to the United States in 1978.
Andropov responded by claiming he had no such intention and invited her to visit the Soviet Union, where she was warmly received.
1 The IRA bombed the Grand Hotel in Brighton 2 Zola Budd hastily became a British citizen 3 Konstantin Chernenko succeeded Yuri Andropov as Soviet leader 4 York Minster was hit by lightning wordwise The word may sound familiar, but what does it mean?
Chernenko succeeds Andropov as General Secretary in the USSR.
Significant policy changes were next to impossible during the interregnum of feeble General Secretaries Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko, but why did it take Gorbachev so long to withdraw troops after his ascent to power in 1985?
According to Kramer, Andropov and other senior KGB officials "feared that the surge of East-West exchanges and human contacts" during the detente of the 1970s were facilitating the entry of Western books, a myriad of publications and "other propaganda that is the mainspring of hostile sentiments" among students.
Amidst the angst of adolescence and that historical backdrop, Jenny's letter to Soviet premier Yuri Andropov seeking peace makes her an international celebrity, and the friendship between Sarah and Jenny cools.
Castro also touched on key Cold War moments such as the Cuban missile crisis and the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, and said the Soviet premier Yuri Andropov told him in the early 1980s that Moscow would not step in if Cuba were to be invaded.
The order does not even mention Afghanistan by name and uses cryptic language to entrust Andropov, Ustinov and Gromyko to oversee the implementation of the decision.
During the funerals of Chernenko and Andropov in Moscow in the early 1980s, the historical meetings between the Chancellor of West Germany, Helmut Kohl, and East German leader Erich Honecker took place, at which, aside from getting acquainted, the two officials also exchanged views regarding different issues.