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.
The leadership of United Russia does not share the opinion of former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev about the need to resume perestroika.
By the end of 1980s the Russian word “perestroika” had become known all over the world. It was pronounced with English and French accents, written in hieroglyphs and Arabic script. It was associated with the name of Mikhail Gorbachev, the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold war.
In the time after the collapse of the Soviet Union in late 1980-early 1990s, a generation of Russian youth, who grew up under the Communist regime, are now faced with new possibilities, not only for their own lives but for their government.
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The former president of the USSR and the Nobel Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev has named in Moscow the nominees for the new international prize “A Person Who Changed the World”. On that list are representatives of the world of science, culture and the media-community from 6 countries.
The nominees of “The Man Who Changed the World” award established by the former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev will be announced in Moscow on Thursday. The award-giving ceremony is scheduled to take place in London`s Royal Albert Hall on the 30th of March.
April 22 marks 140 years since the birth of Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Bolshevik party, one of the leaders of the October 1917 revolution and the founder of the Soviet state. Russian Communists traditionally start this day by laying flowers at Lenin’s Mausoleum at Red Square.
The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has marked the 25th anniversary of his coming to power by unveiling a book of documentation and memoirs about his perestroika era between 1985 and 91. The volume consists of over 900 pages.
20 years ago this county witnessed a development that ended one dramatic period in Soviet history and ushered in an altogether different one. Article 6 of the Constitution on the guiding role of the Soviet Communist Party was abolished on March 14 th 1990. An office of national president was simultaneously instituted in the USSR.
Twenty five years ago today, Mikhail Gorbachev was elected as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Gorbachev`s term in office was later dubbed as perestroika ( restructuring). That was the time of changes in both home and foreign policies. Gorbachev named glasnost ( openness) and democratization as priorities.
Today’s edition is devoted to a period of Russia’s history which received the name of ‘perestroika’ and is linked with the name of Mikhail Gorbachev – the first and last President of the USSR.
Mikhail Gorbachev is associated with so called “Perestroika” or restructuring. That period of Russia’s history, according to Gorbachev himself, “had a tremendous impact on the developments in our country, in Europe, and in the world”. We thought it would be of interest to you to learn about his own estimation of that period.