Near the end of William Taubman's superb new biography of Mikhail Gorbachev
, the author describes the Russian president and his wife, Raisa, vacationing at Foros on the southern tip of the Crimean Peninsula, strolling along the shoreline just days before the failed coup attempt of 1991.
recounts his vision of perestroika as a process of renewing socialism.
named Mikhail Gorbachev
as a person possibly having knowledge of the circumstances of the case that is being heard by the court.
, 85, who was the final leader of the Soviet Union until it was officially dissolved in 1991, was commenting on the U.
The Sunday Times quoted 85-year-old Mr Gorbachev
as saying that he would have acted the same way as Russian President Vladimir Putin if he had found himself in a similar situation.
In October, Clerides declined to drop the case against Guryev and the other defendants, accused of fraudulently depriving Gorbachev
his 24 per cent stake in the company, estimated at around $1.
Miller relies almost exclusively on materials collated and selected by Gorbachev
and his advisers, which have an unsurprising tendency to emphasize the political struggle in which they were engaged in Moscow over the realities faced by farmers on the ground in the USSR's agricultural regions.
If we do not get rid of them, sooner or later they will be used," Gorbachev
told Der Spiegel when asked whether a nuclear-free world could be achieved now.
spoke at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, close to the city's Brandenburg Gate.
According to some, it was arms control and the more conciliatory attitude toward Mikhail Gorbachev
in the second term.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Members of Russia's lower house of parliament have filed a request with the prosecutor general demanding the breakup of the Soviet Union be declared illegal and those responsible be prosecuted, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
, Russian media reported Thursday.
9 ( ANI ): The former Soviet president, Mikhail Gorbachev
, has announced that he is alive and healthy, while denying to the false reports of his death appearing on hacked Twitter accounts of RIA news agency.
Weiss introduced Gorbachev
, noting that his visit was a celebration of the new Oechsle Center for Global Education.
THE stars came out for a gala bash organised by the wife of former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev
And 20 years ago this month, hardliners in the Soviet government attempted to overthrow President Mikhail Gorbachev
, who, two years after US President Ronald Reagan memorably called on him to "tear down this wall," had done just that.