Arbatov, Georgii Arkad’evich
Born May 19, 1923, in Kherson. Soviet historian and economist. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1974; corresponding member, 1970). Member of the CPSU since 1943.
Arbatov graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Relations in 1949. From 1949 to 1962 he worked for the Foreign Literature Publishing House and for the journals Voprosy filosofii (Problems of Philosophy), Kommunist (Communist), and Problemy mira i sotsializma (Problems of Peace and Socialism). From 1962 to 1964, Arbatov was head of a section of the Institute of World Economics and International Relations of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. From 1964 to 1967 he was a member of the staff of the Central Committee of the CPSU.
Arbatov became the director of the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1967. He was a member of the Central Auditing Commission of the CPSU from 1971 to 1976. Arbatov became a candidate member of the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1976 and a member of the CC of the CPSU in 1981. He was a deputy to the ninth and tenth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
Arbatov’s principal works are on foreign policy and international relations. Arbatov has been awarded the Order of Lenin, other orders, and various medals.