gorbachev gorbachev  /ˈɡɔr bə tʃɛv/


  • (n) Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)


  1. JOHN GOTTCENT: Remember when

    The big story 25 years ago this week (1988) involved major political reorganization in Moscow. The Soviet Communist Party voted to end its monopoly on power, approving sweeping reforms proposed by Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to take the party out of day-to-day administration of the country in favor of a strictly political role.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

  2. Who ended the Cold War?

    The fall of the Berlin Wall is as much Gorbachev's unheralded achievement as it is Reagan's.        
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Boston Globe


  1. "After dinner, proceeded to another room to hear Van Cliburn play. Mrs. Gorbachev requested a song that Cliburn played and Mrs. Gorbachev sang along," wrote DiMaggio. "Had to buy a new shirt because neck size down to 15 1/2."
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: Joe DiMaggio Source: SI.com

  2. "Strong countries and strong Presidents talk to their adversaries," said Obama. "That's what Kennedy did with Khrushchev. That's what Reagan did with Gorbachev. That's what Nixon did with Mao."
    on May 21, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Earthtimes (press release)

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