Within three years of the death of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, following the
brief "interregna" of Andropov and Chernenko, Gorbachev was elected General ...
Feb 9, 2011 ... For making difficult decisions and staying the course even when doing so was
unpopular, Mikhail Gorbachev has earned his place in history.
Jun 11, 2015 ... Mikhail Gorbachev, in full Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (born March 2 ... set
about consolidating his personal power in the Soviet leadership.
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became General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1985. Glasnost, which means Russian for “openness,” was a new policy that allowed for significantly more freedom of information and expression. Gorbachev's
time atop the Soviet po... More »
Mikhail Gorbachev was the first president of the Soviet Union, serving from 1990
to 1991. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for his leadership role in ...
Born into a peasant family in the Stavropol Region, it's highly unlikely anyone
expected Mikhail Gorbachev would become the last leader of the Soviet Union, ...
May 22, 2013 ... Over half of Russians believe Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev was the best head
of state in the past century, followed by Bolshevik Revolution ...
Oct 30, 2014 ... If you seek Mikhail Gorbachev's monument, do not look for it in today's ... to Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell.
Capping his rapid rise through the Communist Party hierarchy, Mikhail
Gorbachev is selected as the new general secretary and leader of the Soviet