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Valentin Falin
Baлeнтин Фaлин
Head of the International Department of the Central Committee

In office
30 September 1988 – 29 August 1991
Preceded by Anatoly Dobrynin
Succeeded by Post abolished
Secretary of the 28th Central Committee

In office
14 July 1990 – 29 August 1991
Full member of the 27th, 28th Central Committee

In office
25 April 1989 – 29 August 1991
Candidate member of the 27th Central Committee

In office
6 March 1986 – 25 April 1989
Personal details
Born Valentin Mikhaylovich Falin
(1926-04-03)3 April 1926
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died February 22, 2018(2018-02-22) (aged 91)
Moscow, Russia
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Valentin Mikhaylovich Falin (Russian: Baлeнтин Mиxaйлoвич Фaлин) (3 April 1926 – 22 February 2018[1]) was a Soviet diplomat and politician.

Early life[]

Falin was born in Leningrad. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1950.


From 1951 to 1958 he worked at the USSR Foreign Ministry.[2] From 1971 to 1978 he was the Ambassador of the USSR to the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1978 he was appointed First Deputy Chief of the International Information Department of the Central Committee of the CPSU,[3] a post he left in January 1983 for personal reasons.[4] From 1982 to 1986 he was a political observer, then editor and chief editor in the newspaper Izvestia.

On March 10, 1986, Falin was elected by the Council of Sponsors of the Novosti Press Agency to the position of chairman of the APN board.[5] In 1988–1991 he was the Chief of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.[4] Following the failed 1991 coup against Mikhail Gorbachev, he left government service.

In 1992 to 2000 he worked at Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg in Germany. He returned to Russia in 2000 and lived in Moscow.


  • Die letzte Nuklearexplosion. Изд-во АПН, Москва, 1986. — 309 стр.
  • Helden. München: Psychosozial-Verlag-Union, 1987. — 159 S.
  • Ziele und Voraussetzungen eines geeinten Europas Vorstellung des Projektes Strategien und Optionen für die Zukunft Europas. Gütersloh: Verlag Bertelsmann-Stiftung, 1988. — 39 S.
  • Politische Erinnerungen. München: Verlag Droemer Knaur, 1993—518 S.
  • Zweite Front. Die Interessenkonflikte in der Anti-Hitler-Koalition. München: Verlag Droemer Knaur, 1995.
  • Konflikte im Kreml. München: Blessing, 1997. — 317 S.
  • Alexander Kluge. Valentin Falin. — Rotbuch Verlag, 1995. ISBN 9783880228177


  1., 22 февраля 2018. Умер Валентин Фалин
  2. Валентин Фалин возглавил экспертный совет Международного комитета Интернациональной России — ИА REGNUM
  3. Lewytzkyj B. (Ed) (1984) Who's Who In The Soviet Union. Munich: K.G. Saur.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Garthoff, Raymond L. (1994). The Great Transition: American-Soviet Relations and the End of the Cold War. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution. p. 172n86. ISBN 0-8157-3060-8. 
  5. "Valentin Falin Elected Chairman of APN Board". May 1986. pp. 29. 

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