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 (gôr′bə-chôf′, -chŏf′, gər-bə-chôf′), Mikhail Sergeyevich Born 1931.
Soviet politician who was general secretary of the Communist party from 1985 to 1991 and president of the USSR from 1989 to 1991, ushering in an era of unprecedented glasnost and perestroika. He won the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize.


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(Biography) Mikhail Sergeevich (mixaˈil sirˈɡjejivitʃ). born 1931, Soviet statesman; general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (1985–91): president (1988–91). Nobel peace prize 1990. His reforms ended the Communist monopoly of power and led to the break-up of the Soviet Union


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Mikhail S(ergeyevich), born 1931, president of the Soviet Union 1988–91: Nobel peace prize 1990.
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Noun1.Gorbachev - Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)Gorbachev - Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)
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Summary: How former Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev evolved into a radical proponent of change
Rarely seen photos made available by the Gorbachev Foundation add to the experience of reading this important book.
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Addressing the growing diplomatic divide between the two superpowers, former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Monday the United States and Russia have come to a "dangerous point" over the conflict in Syria, Agence France Press reported.
THE Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU says it has barred the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, from visiting Ukraine for the next five years.
At the request of Gorbachev's lawyers, Attorney-general Costas Clerides "has discontinued the current private criminal proceedings so that Gorbachev and his legal team are allowed to move forward with a new and broader public prosecution, which will bring Guryev and the 13 other defendants in the case to justice in Cyprus," a spokesperson of Gorbachev said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.
1) His assertion that Gorbachev did have a clear and consistent agenda for Soviet agriculture, moreover, is on its face and in light of the evidence he presents incontestable: much of the same marketizing push very much appears to have been leveled at agriculture over the years of perestroika as had also been directed at Soviet industry.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A nuclear-free world is hardly possible when one country spends more on arms than all the rest combined, Soviet ex-president Mikhail Gorbachev said in an interview with a German news magazine.
During that period Gorbachev was seen as effectively the second in command and the obvious successor.
FORMER Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says tensions between the major powers have put the world "on the brink of a new Cold War".
Moscow: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was on Friday discharged from a Moscow clinic where he had been admitted for medical tests.