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Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev 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 USSR, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991.
Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant Ukrainian-Russian family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters on collective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While at university, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of the Politburo in 1979. Within three years of the deaths of Soviet Leaders Leonid Brezhnev, ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Prescient warnings of Russia's ambitions
2014-07-09
Eduard Shevardnadze, the Soviet foreign minister and Georgian president who died Monday at age 86, wasn't an effective leader. Had Western leaders paid closer attention to what he said, though, they would have been better prepared for today in Ukraine.
(Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
  1. Eduard Shevardnadze left some useful lessons for West
  2. Eduard Shevardnadze, 86; foreign minister helped open Soviet Union to West
  3. Shevardnadze: Fearless life, sad political ending

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Cold War Icon Eduard Shevardnadze Dead at 86
2014-07-07
Former Soviet Foreign Minister and Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze standing in front of a wreath of flowers he laid at the "Altar de la Patria" monument on October 4, 1986, in Mexico city. Former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze who ...
(NBCNews.com)
  1. Shevardnadze: Last Soviet FM with important role in ending Cold War dies age 86
  2. Shevardnaze, former Georgian president, dies at 86
  3. Georgia's ex-President Eduard Shevardnadze dies

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No more Chicken Kiev?
2014-06-30
Contrary to popular belief in Pakistan, the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was not brought to its knees by Afghan Mujahideen supported by our boys. Mikhail Gorbachev's policies of Glasnost (meaning 'openness') and perestroika (restructuring ...
(The Nation)

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    War is Our Business and Business Looks Good
    2014-06-29
    On its own and through its NATO arm it has encircled Russia with satellites established in violation of the 1990 promise of James Baker and Hans-Dietrch Genscher to Mikhail Gorbachev to not move eastward “one inch,” and it has placed anti-missile ...
    (The Real News Network (blog))

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      Sen. Baker, who posed famous Watergate query, dies
      2014-06-26
      President George H.W. Bush sent Baker to Moscow in 1991 to meet with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev before a summit; George W. Bush named him ambassador to Japan in 2001. An accomplished amateur photographer, Baker carried a camera wherever ...
      (The State)

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        Former US Senator Howard Baker Jr. Dies
        2014-06-26
        He left the White House in mid-1988 but remained involved both politically and diplomatically – traveling to Moscow in 1991 to meet with then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev before a summit meeting with President George H.W. Bush. During much of the ...
        (Memphis Daily News)
        1. Sen. Baker, Who Posed Famous Watergate Query, Dies

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        Why Russia Probably will not Bomb Kiev's Forces in Eastern Ukraine
        2014-06-25
        After all, President George H.W. Bush's Secretary of State, James Baker, had promised Mikhail Gorbachev that if the Soviet leader assisted in the peaceful unification of Germany under NATO, Western Europe's military alliance would not expand one inch ...
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          Richard Haass calls for Irish to be official language in Northern Ireland
          2014-06-24
          He also called for a Troubles museum to be built in an acceptance speech as he was awarded the Tipperary Peace Award. Those previously honoured with the prestigious award include Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Clinton. He got the award ...
          (Belfast Telegraph)

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            Limousine Milik Mikhail Gorbachev dan Boris Yeltsin Dilelang
            2014-06-13
            Foto: Isrimewa. MOSKOW - Sebuah Limousine lansiran Zil 1989 milik Mikhail Gorbachev dan Boris Yeltsin dijual di Mozkow. Limoine buatan Rusia ini datang dengan banyak sejarah dan mungkin salah satu koleksi yang paling berharga dari federasi Rusia.
            (SINDOnews.com)
            1. Mobil Anti Ranjau Darat Boris Yeltsin Dijual Rp20 Miliar
            2. Limusin Kepresidenan Era Uni Sovyet Dijual Mahal

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