Andrei Gromyko (1909-1989) was the President of the USSR (1985-1988).
As ambassador to the USA from 1943, he took part in the Tehran, Yalta, and Potsdam conferences; as United Nations representative (1946-1949), he exercised the Soviet veto 26 times. He was foreign minister (1957-1985).
It was Gromyko who formally nominated Mikhail Gorbachev as Communist Party leader in 1985.
Why is Andrei Gromyko famous?
Andrei Gromyko was a Soviet statesman during the Cold War.