Showing posts with label Mikhail Gorbachev. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mikhail Gorbachev. Show all posts

Friday, April 1, 2022

Gorbachev appointed as Russia's chief negotiator on Ukraine - Kremlin confirms

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, has been appointed as the head of the Russian team of negotiators on Ukraine, following a decision by President Vladimir Putin.

“Mr Gorbachev is a very experienced politician, with a successful background, as well as a personal friend of President Putin” said Kremlin's spokeman Dmitry Peskov, adding that “the President has always admired Mr Gorbachev's skills in crisis management and advertising. See for example how smoothly he led the USSR to disaster, but also his outstanding performance in Pizza Hut's commercial”. 

Friday, November 6, 2020

Nostalgia for Socialism: Most Russians say that life would be better if Perestroika had never happened

Thirty-five years have passed since the beginning of Mikhail Gorbachev disastrous Perestroika policy which led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Today, almost half of the Russian people believe that life would be better if Perestroika had never happened. 

According to a poll conducted by Levada Center, 47% of Russians acknowledge that life in the country was better before Gorbachev's destructive reform plan, with just 39% disagreeing. A 14% of the participants found "difficult to answer". 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Nina Andreyeva, the woman who stood against Gorbachev's Perestroika, dies at 81

© Ivan Kurtov,Sergey Smolsky/TASS
Nina Alexandrovna Andreyeva, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of the Bolsheviks, passed away on July 24th in St. Petersburg (Leningrad). She was 81 years old. 

Born on October 1938 to a working class family in Leningrad, Nina Andreeva lost her father during the Second World War

She graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Technology and joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1966.