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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'. He was born Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev into a peasant family on March 2, 1931, in the village of Privolnoe, Stavropol province, Southern Russia. His father, named Sergei Gorbachev, was a tractor driver. His mother, ... See full bio »

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Faraway, So Close!
Faraway, So Close! Mikhail Gorbachev
(1993)
Strictly Propaganda
(1992)

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 1993 Faraway, So Close!
Mikhail Gorbachev (as Michail S. Gorbatschow)
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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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We could only solve our problems by cooperating with other countries. It would have been paradoxical not to cooperate. And therefore we needed to put an end to the Iron Curtain, to change the nature of international relations, to rid them of ideological confrontation, and particularly to end the arms race. See more »

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Was briefly overthrown in August 1991 by a group of Communist Party hard-liners angered by his policies but returned to power a couple of days later due to widespread opposition to the coup throughout the country. See more »

Trademark:

Birthmark on his head

Star Sign:

Pisces

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