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Andropov's son is named ambassador to Greece

The Soviet Union has officially requested the appointment of Igor Andropov, son of the late Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, as ambassador to Greece, a government spokeman said Monday. ''The request is being studied by the government, but such applications are usually accepted,'' Dimitris Maroudas told reporters.

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Mr. Andropov was promoted to the rank of ambassador in June while serving as deputy leader of the Soviet delegation to the East-West disarmament conference in Stockholm. The post is considered important because of Greece's NATO membership and its small but influential pro-Moscow Communist Party.

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