BirthdayMarch 2, 1931
Birthplace
Age84
HoroscopePisces

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Mikhail Gorbachev

    Full name: Mikhail Gorbachev
    Also known as: Mikhail Gorbachev, Gorbachev, Mikhail, (Михаил Горбачёв), Milkhail Gorbachev, Mikhail Gorbatjov
    Education: Moscow State University
    Professions: leader of the Soviet Union
    Religion: Undetermined; See [[#Religious affiliation
    Nationality: Russian
    Work: Recipient of The Ronald Reagan Freedom Award

  2. Mikhail Gorbachev Measurements

    Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

  3. Mikhail Gorbachev Known for

    Here to Stay (2009), Svoboda po russki (2006), The 11th Hour (2007), Quando c'era Berlinguer (2014)

  4. Mikhail Gorbachev Biography

    Template:Eastern Slavic nameMikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: Михаи́л Серге́евич Горбачёв, tr. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov; IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvʲɪt͡ɕ ɡərbɐˈt͡ɕɵf] (13px ); born 2 March 1931) is a former Soviet statesman. He was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the country's head of state from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991 (titled as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1988 to 1989, as Chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1990, and as President of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991). He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born after the October Revolution.Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant Ukrainian–Russian family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters on collective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While he was at the university, he joined the Communist Party, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of the Politburo in 1979. Within three years of the death of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, following the brief "interregna" of Andropov and Chernenko, Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Before he reached the post, he had occasionally been mentioned in Western newspapers as a likely next leader and a man of the younger generation at the top level.Gorbachev's policies of glasnost ("openness") and perestroika ("restructuring") as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, removed the constitutional role of the Communist Party in governing the state, and inadvertently led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Otto Hahn Peace Medal in 1989, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 and the Harvey Prize in 1992, as well as honorary doctorates from various universities.In September 2008, Gorbachev and business oligarch Alexander Lebedev announced they would form the Independent Democratic Party of Russia, and in May 2009 Gorbachev announced that the launch was imminent. This was Gorbachev's third attempt to establish a political party, having started the Social Democratic Party of Russia in 2001 and the Union of Social Democrats in 2007.The New Encyclopædia Britannica calls Gorbachev “the single most important initiator of a series of events in late 1989 and 1990 that transformed the political fabric of Europe and marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War.” British prime minister Margaret Thatcher said after first meeting him: “I like Mr. Gorbachev. We can do business together.” Gail Sheehy, author of the book Gorbachev—The Making of the Man Who Shook the World, concludes:

  5. Mikhail Gorbachev Family

    Spouse: Raisa Gorbachova; her death
    Childrens: Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya

  6. Sources

    http://gorby.ru/en/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=20979
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0329784