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Role, Location, Notes
May 30 1990

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

President, USSR (Secretary General of the Soviet Communist Party and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet) Photographed at Government House, Ottawa
Mar 15 1963

Gennady Voronov

Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian SFSR
Mar 15 1963

Yury Zavadski

Actor and Director. Chief Producer of the Mossoviet Theatre
Mar 1 1963

Peter Kapitsa

Soviet Physicist, Director of the Institute of Physics Problems. March/April, 1963
May 7 1945

Mr. V. M. Molotov

USSR People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs
For LIFE Magazine


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