A Diplomat for All Seasons

At 74, he displays greater vitality than most of his Kremlin colleagues. His hair is slate gray but abundant. His shoulders are only slightly stooped, and he walks without a shuffle. His dour, dark-eyed face has been etched over the decades with downturning lines, but it is still capable of all the familiar flashes of emotion: the rare, stray wisp of a smile, the characteristic sag of one side of his thin mouth to denote disapproval, the sudden contortions of carefully thoughtout anger. However he has changed over the years, Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko has...

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