Tag: general secretary

The Man Who End The Cold War

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Shevardnadze’s rise to leadership of the Foreign Ministry in 1985, only months after Gorbachev became general secretary, was a “bolt from the blue,” in Chernyaev’s words. Shevardnadze’s talks with Shultz brought a whole new tone to U.S.-Soviet discourse, while the

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies aged 69

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MOSCOW, December 19 (RIA Novosti) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died at the age of 69, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Monday. Kim "passed away from a great mental and physical strain," Yonhap quoted the North Korea's