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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! Mikhail Gorbachev
(1993)
Here to Stay Himself
(2009)
(1992)

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

Print advertisements for Louis Vuitton luxury leather luggage (Slogan: A journey brings us face to face with ourselves). 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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I don't think Russia is setting this as a goal; I don't think this should be Russia's goal. I think even the United States doesn't need to be a superpower. China doesn't need to be a superpower. It's a different world. See more »

Trivia:

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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