Mikhail Gorbachev

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who demolished the Iron Curtain, dies

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who demolished the Iron Curtain, dies

“Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev died tonight after a serious and long-term illness,” the Central Clinical Hospital said, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday. The man credited with introducing key political and economic reforms to the Soviet Union and helping to end the Cold War has been in poor health for some time. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told …

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Gorbachev, who changed the course of the 20th century, dies at 91

Gorbachev, who changed the course of the 20th century, dies at 91

MOSCOW (AP) — Before Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union seemed to be an unshakable superpower, perpetually hostile to the United States. Through a series of stunning reforms, Gorbachev changed all that—and redirected the course of the 20th century. Along with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Gorbachev was a key protagonist in a global drama that …

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