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Henry Kissinger Elected Member of Russian Academy of Sciences

Former U.S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger briefs newsman on the upcoming state visit of Soviet Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev in Washington, June 14, 1973. Bob Daugherty / AP

Former U.S Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been elected an international member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

This was announced at a conference in the academy, during which new members of the institution were voted in.

The 93 year-old German-born diplomat served as secretary of state in the 1970s. During a visit to Russia in February this year, Kissinger met with President Vladimir Putin. 

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