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Mikhail Gorbachev


Mikhail Gorbachev was the last leader of the Soviet Communist Party who initiated changes known as 'perestroika' and 'glasnost' which melted the rigid Soviet system and liberated 15 republics of the Soviet Union to become independent states, thus ending the existence of the USSR in December 1991. He was born Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev into a ... See full bio »
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Pizza Hut (1998). See more »

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5 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

President Mikhail Gorbachev | Mikhaïl Gorbatchev | Michail S. Gorbatschow | Michail Gorbatschow | Mikhail Gorbatsjov | Mikhail Gorbatxov

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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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My whole life I worked to perfect our system. I couldn't wait to get to the most powerful position, because I thought then I would be able to fix problems that only the leader can fix. But when I got there, I realized we needed revolutionary change. The only way things got done was if you knew somebody or you paid somebody under the table. So what system did we have? It was time to dismantle the ... See more »

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President of Green Cross International, a Swiss-based environmentalist organization. See more »

Trademark:

Birthmark on his head

Star Sign:

Pisces

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