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Valentin Mikhaylovich Falin was born on 3 April 1926 and died at 22 February 2018.
He was a former Soviet diplomat and politician.
He was born in Leningrad he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1950.
Bewteen 1951 and 1958 Falin worked at the USSR Foreign Ministry.
Valentin Mikhaylovich Falin was the Ambassador of the USSR to the Federal Republic of Germany, from 1971 to 1978.
In 1978 Falin was appointed First Deputy Chief of the International Information Department of the Central Committee of the CPSU, a post he left in January 1983 for personal reasons.
From 1982 to 1986 he was a political observer, then editor and chief editor in the newspaper Izvestia.
Falin was elected by the Council of Sponsors of the Novosti Press Agency to the position of chairman of the APN board, in March 10, 1986.
In 1988-1991 he was the Chief of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Following the failed 1991 coup against Mikhail Gorbachev, Valentin, then left government service.
In 1992-2000 Falin worked at Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg in Germany.
He arrived back to Russia in 2000.
He died in 91 years old.