MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Former US State Secretary Henry Kissinger was elected as a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Russia's Academy of Sciences votes to make Henry Kissinger a member for his research of "global politics" — https://t.co/s1F22QTHrT— Howard Amos (@howardamos) 28 октября 2016 г.
The elections of new members of the Russian Academy of Sciences were held Friday. The appointment of Henry Kissinger was announced during the general meeting of the academy.
Kissinger served as the US state secretary under President Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford in 1973-1977, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for the ceasefire and withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam. Kissinger also pioneered the detente policy toward the Soviet Union and contributed to the improvement of US relations with China.