Andrei Gromyko

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Andrei Gromyko in 1967

Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko (O.S. 5 July 19092 July 1989) was a Soviet Belarusian communist politician and diplomat during the Cold War. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1957–1985) and as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (1985–1988).


  • Greece is a sort of American vassal; the Netherlands is the country of American bases that grow like tulip bulbs; Cuba is the main sugar plantation of the American monopolies; Turkey is prepared to kowtow before any United States proconsul and Canada is the boring second fiddle in the American symphony.
  • [The world may end up] under a Sword of Damocles … on a tightrope over the abyss.

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