Who is Mikhail Gorbachev?

  • (noun): Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931).
    Synonyms: Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, or Gorbachov (more accurately reflecting the pronunciation of his name) (Russian: Михаи́л Серге́евич Горбачёв, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov; ; born 2 March 1931), is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the Soviet Union, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.

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... advent of reform-minded Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985 signaled the trend toward greater liberalization ... During the mid-1980s, a younger generation of Soviet apparatchiks, led by Gorbachev, began advocating fundamental reform in order to reverse years of Brezhnev stagnation ... The first signs of major reform came in 1986 when Gorbachev launched a policy of glasnost (openness) in the Soviet Union, and emphasized the need for perestroika (economic restructuring) ...
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    I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
    Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931)

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