Today Former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev dies 91 Age

President Gorbachev In addition to implementing reforms and opening up the Soviet Union to the outside world, Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in 1985.

However, he was powerless to stop the union’s steady demise, and many Russians held him responsible for the years of unrest that followed.

He was well-liked outside of Russia, and the head of the UN claimed that he “changed the course of history.”

President Gorbachev

A unique statesman, according to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Mikhail Gorbachev. A powerful global leader, committed multilateralist, and tenacious peace advocate has left the planet.

The Moscow hospital where he underwent treatment for a long and serious illness announced his death.

His health had been deteriorating and he had been in and out of the hospital in recent years. Although his cause of death has not been disclosed, foreign media reported in June that he had been hospitalised after being diagnosed with a renal condition.

He will be laid to rest in Moscow’s Novodevichy cemetery, which is also home to many notable Russians. Whether he will be given a state funeral is unclear.

Today Former Soviet Union president Gorbachev dies 91 Age
president Gorbachev dies 91 Age

Vladimir Putin, the president, expressed his “deepest sympathies” and said that Mikhail Gorbachev had “a profound effect on the course of history.”

The Russian president remarked, “He truly recognised that reforms were required, and he strived to propose his own solutions to important challenges.

Their last meeting was apparently in 2006, and the two men had a tense relationship.

 Mr. Gorbachev was alleged to have disapproved of Mr. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, despite the fact that he had backed the acquisition of Crimea in 2014.

Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, praised Mikhail Gorbachev and said he was inspired by his courage and honesty. In light of Putin’s aggressive behaviour in Ukraine, he declared, “His steadfast dedication to liberalising Soviet society remains an example to us all.”

According to US Vice President Joe Biden, Mr. Gorbachev was a “rare leader” who, despite Cold War tensions, had the “imagination to recognise that a better future was conceivable.”

Mr. Gorbachev became the de facto leader of the Soviet Communist Party and general secretary in 1985.

He was the youngest member of the Politburo at the time, at the age of 54, and was welcomed as a breath of fresh air following numerous ageing leaders. Konstantin Chernenko, who had been in power for less than a year, had passed away at the age of 73.

Few presidents have had such a dramatic impact on world affairs, but The goal of Mr. Gorbachev’s presidency was not to weaken the Soviet Union’s control over eastern Europe. Instead, he wanted to revitalise its culture.

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, dies at age 91 after winning the Nobel Peace Prize and ending the Cold War.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, dies at age 91 after winning the Nobel Peace Prize and ending the Cold War.

His perestroika campaign tried to bring some market-like reforms to the state-run system since the Soviet economy had been struggling for years to stay up with the US.

Internationally, he concluded weapons control agreements with the US, refrained from interfering when Communist governments in eastern European countries were overthrown, and put a stop to the brutal Soviet war in Afghanistan that had been raging since 1979.

His “glasnost,” or openness, policy also allowed people to criticise the government in previously unthinkable ways.

However, it also gave rise to nationalist feelings in many areas of the nation, which ultimately jeopardised the country’s stability and brought about its dissolution.

He is regarded in the West as a reform architect who helped to pave the way for the Cold War’s conclusion in 1991, when there were severe tensions between the Soviet Union and Western countries including the US and Britain.

For “the major role he played in the profound shifts in East-West relations,” he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.

He was, however, on the periphery of politics in the new Russia that materialised after 1991, concentrating on charitable and educational endeavours.

In a misguided attempt to go back into politics, Mr. Gorbachev ran for president in 1996 but only received 0.5% of the vote.

In an interview with the BBC’s Newsnight programme, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger predicted that Mikhail Gorbachev will go down in history as a leader who “initiated historic developments that were to the advantage of mankind and to the Russian people.”

According to James Baker, who worked with Mikhail Gorbachev’s administration to negotiate Germany’s reunification, “history will remember Mikhail Gorbachev as a giant who drove his huge nation towards democracy.”

Vladimir Rogov, a Russian-appointed official in occupied Ukraine, referred to Mr. Gorbachev as a traitor and claimed that he had “deliberately guided the [Soviet] Union to its destruction.”

What the average Russian thought of him may have been best captured in a 1997 Pizza Hut commercial intended for the US market.

In the advertisement, diners toast him after debating the chaos—or the opportunities—that the demise of the union has unleashed.


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