Mikhail Gorbachev

What was his greatest legacy? The answer may surprise you.

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, died August 30 at 91 years old. Governing the world’s Eastern superpower from 1985 to 1991, Gorbachev is credited as one of the main architects of the end of the Cold War. He is remembered for introducing Western-style reforms into Soviet society. These include perestroika (his economic “restructuring” to a decentralized model) and glasnost (“openness” of freedom of speech and government transparency).

Read more at “An Obituary for Mikhail Gorbachev”

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