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Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin Centennial Panel

November 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

November 18
Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin Centennial Panel (with the Kennan Institute)

“Anatoly Dobrynin and His Legacy; Reflections on his Centenary”

Svetlana Savranskaya, Senior Analyst, National Security Archive, George Washington University

William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Amherst College


James Collins, Diplomat in Residence and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment; and former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation

The Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, History and Public Policy Program, and Washington History Seminar will host a panel session marking the centenary of one of the 20th century’s most important diplomats, Anatoly Dobrynin.

Anatoly Dobrynin served as Soviet ambassador to the United States for over four decades, from 1962 to 1986. His tenure coincided with five Soviet leaders and six U.S. presidents, and included such pivotal moments as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. war in Vietnam and Soviet war in Afghanistan, and the Soviet Union’s shoot down of Korean Airlines Flight 007. His steady diplomatic presence during his service in Washington provided a crucial element of stability during some of the most tense episodes of the Cold War.

Washington History Seminar

All seminars take place at 4:00 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom
Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop


November 18, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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