Mikhail Gorbachev

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Mikhail Gorbachev was the last leader of the Soviet Communist Party. He initiated the 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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Op-Ed Column, "The First Steps on Nuclear Weapons," Published in "The New York Times (USA)," 25 September 2010, Vol. 159, No. 54,809, Page A29. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 13 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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President Mikhail Gorbachev | Mikhail Gorbachyov | Mikhaïl Gorbatchev | Michail S. Gorbatschow | Michail Sergejewitsch Gorbatschow | Michail Gorbatschow | Staatspräsident Gorbatschow | Mikhail Gorbatsjov | Mihail Sergejevits Gorbatsov | Mikhail Gorbatxov


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva  (her death)  (1 child)

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America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard. See more »


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