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Mikhail Gorbachev

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Category: Politics
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: May 4, 2003
Last Updated: October 8, 2011
 
 
Mikhail Gorbachev
Claim to fame: The last leader of the Soviet Union as the world knew it. He instituted sweeping reforms which took on a life of their own and eventually ripped apart the USSR. He survived an aborted coup attempt against him by Politburo hardliners in 1991. He resigned as President on December 25th, 1991, when the Soviet Union disintegrated.
 
 
Mikhail Gorbachev
Where are they now? He currently heads the Gorbachev Foundation (a Moscow-based think tank), Green Cross International (since 1993), and the Civic Forum movement (since April 1996). He has authored his memoirs in Gorbachev and Memoirs
 
 
 
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 05/04/2003
He is currently basking in the glory of war. It is a miracle this man is in the limelight at all, he was widely regarded as "politically dead", without any serious political pot...
 
Submitted by: stuntpope  - 05/07/2003
He played in net for the Russians in all 8 games of the 1972 Summit Series and became a legend. He was the first Russian to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989. Even m...