Obit

Cold War Ambassador Dies

Anatoly F. Dobrynin, whose diplomacy is credited by many as having helped to resolve the Cuban missile crisis and subdue Cold War era tensions, died at the age of 90 on Thursday. He served as the Soviet ambassador to Washington from 1962 to 1986. Dobrynin was the singular channel for Soviet-American relations. Known to Americans as Doby, he served six Soviet leaders, spent 24 years in Washington, and became dean of the diplomatic corps while working with six American presidents and seven secretaries of State.