Soviet marshal (1923-1991)
Sergei Feodorovich Akhromeyev (May 5, 1923 – August 24, 1991) was a Russian military figure, Hero of the Soviet Union (1982), Marshal of the Soviet Union (1983), who was Chief of the General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces 1984-1988, and committed suicide after the 1991 August Coup.
- We are not pursuing research to develop ABM space systems. There are studies to improve systems of warning against a missile attack, communications and navigation systems and to develop ground-based ABM defences.
- 1965. Quoted in The Daily Review.
- If it is necessary we will find a quick answer and it will not be the way the United States expects it. It will be an answer that devalues the 'Star Wars' program.
- 1986 UPI (Moscow) press release on Soviet reaction to the Strategic Defense Initiative. Quoted in Ellensburg Daily Record, 27 Aug 1986, and elsewhere.
- Think of the 40 years of confrontation. What is it we gained?...The old style has exposed itself: it is fruitless.
- Quoted in "Mr. Darman's Sermon", July 29, 1989, editorial, New York Times.
- If both sides reduced their long-range missiles by 50%, SDI would be an unacceptable threat to the remaining Soviet rocket forces.
- Quoted in "A No-Frills Summit", November 9, 1987, Ed Magnuson; James O. Jackson/Moscow and Bruce van Voorst/Washington, Time magazine.
- The longer the war drags on, more and more civilians are getting killed.
- Quoted in "Iraq Rebuffs Iran on Peace Initiative", pA01, February 11, 1991, Rick Atkinson and Barton Gellman, Washington Post.