1989 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Boris Yurchenko

The Associated Press

01 January, 1988

Andrei Gromyko (79) is the centre of attention once more as the Politburo votes to remove him as Soviet President, thus clearing the way for Mikhail Gorbachev, who became the new head of state. Officially Gromyko resigned at his own request.

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Boris Yurchenko

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