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
The fifth-grader had written to Communist Party chief Yuri Andropov
expressing her fears about nuclear war.
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.
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?
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.
, the longest-serving head of the KGB (1967-1982) was most directly responsible for launching the global wave of terror.
Chernenko died last night just under 13 months after he succeeded Yuri Andropov
. His successor is Mikhail Gorbachev 1993 Tyneside tank builder Vickers was today in the running for a large sliver of a 300 tank order for Pakistan.
According to the transcript, The Kremlin reluctantly approved a limited invasion plan only after a strong push from Yuri Andropov
's KGB intending to bring Amin's rival Babrak Karmal to power, secure his regime and then leave the country.
, the KGB's longest-serving chairman (1967-82), helped Khrushchev's memoirs reach the West.