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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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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.
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THE world is on the brink of a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said yesterday.
Moscow: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was on Friday discharged from a Moscow clinic where he had been admitted for medical tests.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Members of Russia's lower house of parliament have filed a request with the prosecutor general demanding the breakup of the Soviet Union be declared illegal and those responsible be prosecuted, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Russian media reported Thursday.
Sharjah: The failure of the ousted Ukranian government to communicate with its people was the cause of the country's current unstable situation, Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader, said yesterday.
1991: Hardliners stage coup against President Gorbachev Soviet President MiKhail Gorbachev has been overthrown after a coup by Communist hardliners.
9 ( ANI ): The former Soviet president, Mikhail Gorbachev, has announced that he is alive and healthy, while denying to the false reports of his death appearing on hacked Twitter accounts of RIA news agency.
11, Prosecutor Simonas Slapsinskas, head of the group of Lithuanian prosecutors investigating the events of January of 1991, said during his press conference that the Russian Prosecutor General's Office rejected a Lithuanian request to question Mikhail Gorbachev who, back in 1991 was president of the USSR as well as head of the Soviet Communist Party and the Soviet army.