American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeyevich Born 1931. Soviet politician who was general secretary of the Communist party from 1985 to 1991 and president of the USSR from 1989 to 1991, ushering in an era of unprecedented glasnost and perestroika. He won the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize.
- n. A Russian surname
- n. Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)
- From Russian Горбачёв, from горбач (gorbáč) m. - hunchback. (Wiktionary)
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“And to tie it all together, Mikhail Gorbachev is an honorary member of The Club of Rome.”
“Illustrator Valeri Gorbachev is an amazing artist and she teams up with author Sandra Horning in The Giant Hug, a wonderful book about sharing love and spreading joy.”
“On this day in 1985 Mikhail Gorbachev is selected as the next general secretary of the Soviet Union, following the death of Konstantin Chernenko.”
“Mikhail Gorbachev is a far different ruler than Josef Stalin.”
“Brezhnev, Jaruzelski, Coucescu, and Gorbachev found out the answer, much to their dismay ... or, in Gorbachev's case, relief.”
“It has been ten years, they're democratic, they're free, they've had their revolution, Gorbachev is so old news, let's move on.”
“Although Mikhail Gorbachev is a man of quite outstanding talent and ability, he insisted recently that the story of his own family is actually history itself or in other words the history of the Soviet Union.”
“The award this year of the Peace Prize to the President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, is an historic event not least because some of the previous awards made by our Committee - for example to the great champion of human rights Andrei”
“We have all stated our interest in Gorbachev's success.”
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