Cabinet of the Ministers of the USSR, 1985
Minister of Foreign Trade -Nikolai Patolitshev


Ayleen Brewer
United States

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Ayleen Brewer U.S. Coast Guard Academy Minister of Foreign Trade Nikolai Patolitshev The Minister of Foreign Trade, Nikolai Patolitshev has remained the minister of foreign trade since the sixties, under Nikita Khrushchev. Now, under Gorbachev, the economy is facing very little growth, especially within the agricultural sector. With the Cold War still in full effect and perestroika and glasnost becoming common terms, the fragile economy is nowhere near the economies of Western countries like the United States or Western Europe. As of right now, most of the foreign trade is being done with other socialist countries, and economic aid has been given...