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Andropov

Yuri Vladimirovich. 1914--84, Soviet statesman; president of the Soviet Union (1983--84)
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The harsh anti-Jewish approach was shaped by Andropov more than anyone.
Chernenko and Andropov were KGB heads, who succeeded Brezhnev one after the other.
[Andropov]--yellowish ones" (1:1136), although Andropov claimed to have given him only placebos.
His report would go to his superiors, who would inform the general staff of the Soviet military, who would then consult with Andropov on launching a retaliatory attack.
Just weeks earlier the Soviets, led at the time by Yuri Andropov, had shot down a Korean airliner that strayed into Russian airspace, killing all 269 passengers and crew.
Five chapters are: Stalin, emergence of the Cold War, 1945-53; Khrushchev: thaw and crisis, 1954-64; Brezhnev: engagement and D<AEe>tente, 1965-79; Brezhnev, Andropov: tensions revived, 1979-84; Gorbachev: back to D<AEe>tenteuand beyond, 1985-91.
Samantha was the 10-yearold girl from Manchester, Maine, who in 1982 wrote a letter to Yuri Andropov, the premier of the Soviet Union, asking if he planned to launch a nuclear war against the United States.
His candidacy had been mooted the previous year when Yuri Andropov died barely 15 months into his tenure, having succeeded the long-serving but also long-ailing Leonid Brezhnev.
Beyond Ukraine, the world faces a new, dangerous phase of East-West geopolitics a throwback to the Yuri Andropov USSR era.
He likened Xi's power putsch to Yuri Andropov's attempt to reform the Soviet Communist Party in the early 1980s; that effort backfired during Mikhail Gorbachev's "glasnost" era and the unraveling of the Soviet empire.
Chernenko succeeds Andropov as General Secretary in the USSR.
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.