State Duma appeals to put me on trial ill-conceived, unreasoned, nothing but publicity move – Gorbachev
A group of the State Duma officials from different political parties has submitted an interpellation to Russia’s Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, in which it asked him to conduct a check of events that took place during the dissolution of the USSR.
The last Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev believes that possible western sanctions aimed at Russia after the Crimean referendum are inappropriate. "They must have very good reasons to declare such sanctions. Moreover, this decision must be supported by the UN," Mikhail Gorbachev said on Monday.
The West has only been painting the current crisis in Ukraine and Crimea in black-and-white, with Russia attacking and Ukraine’s coup-imposed regime on the defensive. Western powers are depicted protecting a fledgling democracy with Russia vying to trample it to dust. Just how true is this picture? Malcolm Fraser, who served as Australia’s 22nd prime minister between 1975 and 1983, pointed to grave mistakes that Western powers have made again and again since the fall of the Soviet Union, because what is now happening in Crimea has grown directly from the short-sightedness of Cold-War-minded Western governments.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has asked the leaders of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, to initiate negotiations in Ukraine where confrontations between the opposition and the police have been ongoing for several days.
Raisa Gorbachev was the woman who overturned the West's notion of the Soviet leadership. She became one of the symbols of perestroika (1985-1991), which was initiated by her husband.
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev has called the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela a loss to all of mankind.
Twenty years ago, Russia faced a constitutional crisis that marked a key turning point in Russia's post-Soviet development. The long political crisis erupted in an armed struggle that claimed hundreds or, according to some sources, thousands of lives.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said Thursday he finds Barack Obama’s decision to stay away from the talks with Vladimir Putin in September prior to the G20 summit in St. Petersburg highly regrettable.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev denied information about his death, mistakenly passed by some media.
Last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has been hospitalised and is undergoing a planned checkup linked to his battle against diabetes, his spokesman said on Tuesday.
Mikhail Gorbachev has been awarded a gold medal of the Union of Pensioners of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU). This award is given for achievements in reconciliation and mutual understanding between nations.
With FX's new drama "The Americans" - about a pair of Russian spies working undercover in the United States - making a splash, HBO Films is developing its own project revolving around the era, with Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio among those helping to usher the film into reality.
The leadership of United Russia does not share the opinion of former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev about the need to resume perestroika.
A prominent Soviet politician and public figure, the first Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has turned 82.
Turkey could have a big say in resolving the Syrian crisis, the first Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev told the Voice of Russia Thursday.
On Tuesday, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is to present his new book dedicated to his late wife Raisa, media reports said.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has completed a book of memoirs titled “Alone With Myself”.
Austrian actor Christoph Waltz will play Mikhail Gorbachev in a new film featuring Michael Douglas playing the role of Ronald Reagan.