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Summary

Mikhail Gorbachev (born as Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev in Privolnoye, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a famous Statesman from Russia, he is still alive and was born March 2, 1931.

Biography


Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (born March 2, 1931) was born in Stavropol region in southern Russia. He was secretary general of the Soviet Communist Party in 1985, and changed both style and content of Soviet policy. The political change was called glasnost (openness) and perestroika (transformation).

Gorbachev wanted to democratize Soviet society, and repealed, among other things, the power monopoly of the Communist Party. Gorbachev was also president of the Soviet Union from 1988. He got his Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 for the disarmament policy.

Gorbachev's policy of gradual reform of the system without having to "throw the baby out with the bath water" opposition among conservative communists who wanted no change, and among those who would abolish the whole system. Conservative communists tried to make a coup d'etat in 1991, and took away Gorbachev. However, large counter-demonstrations and lack of support from the army made ​​kuppmakarane gave up. Gorbachev returned to the capital, was re-recognized as Soviet president, but soon had to see that the Soviet Union was dissolved, and he therefore did not have any state to be president. This was particularly the President of the Russian state, Boris Yeltsin, who was behind this.

Gorbachev has since been active in Russian politics as a social democratic politician.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Mikhail.

Related authors: Helmut Kohl, Yuri Andropov, Mathias Rust, Boris Yeltsin, Natan Sharansky

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gorbachev

Famous quotes by Mikhail Gorbachev (23)


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"What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars"
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"It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction"
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"Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life"
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"The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism"
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"More socialism means more democracy, openness and collectivism in everyday life"
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"Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind"
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"We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs"
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"The world will not accept dictatorship or domination"
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"If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today"
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"If not me, who? And if not now, when?"
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"I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life"
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"The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization"
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"My life's work has been accomplished. I did all that I could"
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"It seems that the most important thing about Reagan was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'"
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"America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard"
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"Democracy must learn to defend itself"
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"The soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy"
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"Sometimes when you stand face to face with someone, you cannot see his face"
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"It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past"
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"I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal"
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"Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations between the two great nations on earth"
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"If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum"
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"Certain people in the United States are driving nails into this structure of our relationship, then cutting off the heads. So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out"


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