Andrei Gromyko was a Soviet communist politician during the Cold War.
He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs (1957–1985) and as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (1985–1988). Gromyko was responsible for many top decisions on Soviet foreign policy until he retired in 1988.
In the 1940’s Western pundits called him Mr. Nyet (“Mr. No”) or “Grim Grom”, because of his frequent use of the Soviet veto in the United Nations Security Council.