When Mikhail Gorbachev became the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the country’s president, the Soviet Union was a rival to the United States, but Gorbachev began plans for opening up and restructuring after becoming the leader of the Soviet Union. Due to this some leaders of the Communist Party tried to overthrow him in 1991. Those leaders alleged that Gorbachev had leaned towards the West. Gorbachev was also accused of being an agent of America.
New Delhi: Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev passed away at the age of 91. The Russian news agency quoted a statement from the Central Clinical Hospital as saying that he died after a prolonged illness. Apart from this, no other information was given. Mikhail ended the Cold War without bloodshed, but failed to prevent the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Gorbachev (Mikhail Gorbachev) was the last President of the Soviet Union (1990–91). Gorbachev was born on 2 March 1931 in a poor family. Gorbachev grew up under Stalin’s rule and experienced German occupation in World War II. After the war he studied law in Moscow. He made his career in the Communist Party. He sought to reform communism. He introduced the concepts of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (change).
Gorbachev received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990
The Nobel Committee, Mikhail Gorbachev, was awarded the 1990 Peace Prize. Giving the award to him, the committee said that in the last few years, there has been a dramatic change in the relationship between East and West. Instead of confrontation, dialogue has taken place. The old European nation states have regained their independence. The arms race is slowing down. We are witnessing a definite and proactive process towards arms control and disarmament. Many regional conflicts have ended.
Mikhail was one of my heroes: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger mourned the death of Mikhail Gorbachev, tweeted – There is an old saying, ‘Never meet your heroes.’ I think this is some of the worst advice I’ve heard. Mikhail Gorbachev was one of my heroes. It was an honor and a pleasure to meet him. I was incredibly lucky to have called him a friend. We can all learn from his wonderful life.