Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: Михаи́л Серге́евич Горбачёв, tr. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov; IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil sʲɪrˈɡʲejəvʲɪtɕ ɡərbɐˈtɕof] ( listen); born 2 March 1931) is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the Soviet Union, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991.
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Nancy and Ronald Reagan with Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev before the White House state dinner, 1987 Courtesy of Ronald Reagan Library Serving as a Diplomat Visits by foreign heads of state can give the first lady a chance to shine as a diplomat as well as a hostess. Nancy Reagan entertained foreign leaders at fifty-five state dinners. The elegant state dinner she planned for Soviet general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev provided a celebratory end to a Washington summit and the signing of…
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Mikhail Gorbachev was general secretary of the Soviet Union Communist Party from 1985-1991. He was also the first democratically elected President in 1990.He played a key role in dismantling the Communist grip on power in both the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. His aspirations for democracy and reform opened up the way for the end of the Cold War and the bringing down of the Berlin Wall.
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