Andrei Gromyko

Soviet diplomat

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).

Andrei Gromyko in 1967


  • 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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