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April 26, 2018
Those who avoid and evade the reason for the Second Amendment would surely admit that Lithuania had a Second Amendment that Mikhail Gorbachev violated on March 22, 1990. Russian troops seized arms from the Lithuanian militia. Or was "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" actuallyÃâÃÂ ...
April 26, 2018
In a century-old house in Reykjavik, Iceland, President Ronald Reagan and his Soviet counterpart, Mikhail Gorbachev, were discussing ways to curb ... Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, right, and President Ronald Reagan, say farewell outside the Hofdi in Reykjavik, Iceland in October 1986 after fourÃâÃÂ ...
The Week UK
April 25, 2018
Disillusionment with the government's handling of the disaster within the Soviet Union also reached unprecedented levels, with tens of thousands of protesters taking to the streets of Kiev and elsewhere, the BBC reports. According to Mikhail Gorbachev, the then-leader of the USSR, the Chernobyl disasterÃâÃÂ ...
April 24, 2018
When Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in 1985, his reforms and closer ties with the West led to cuts in many military programs and arms control agreements. The Novichok-class agents were only made in lab quantities and never entered mass production, Uglev and Rink said. Uglev estimated about 100ÃâÃÂ ...
The Daily Nonpareil
April 18, 2018
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, whose last years in office overlapped the George H.W. Bush presidency, remembered Barbara Bush as warm and astute, saying he was “greatly saddened” by her death. Gorbachev visited with the Bushes at the former president's library at Texas A&M University,ÃâÃÂ ...
April 17, 2018
“We're now living in a new world.” On Christmas Day 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev shocked the world with these words, announcing the dissolution of the Soviet Union and his resignation from its top post. After more than 40 years of the world seeming to teeter on the brink of a nuclearÃâÃÂ ...
April 12, 2018
Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union's last leader, has weighed in on the mounting standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Syria, criticizing world leaders for a lack of dialogue over how to end the conflict. Gorbachev spoke to Russian news agency Interfax amid threats from U.S. President Donald TrumpÃâÃÂ ...
March 29, 2018
U.S. President Ronald Reagan, left, with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Dec. 8,1987, during welcoming ceremonies at the White House on the first day of their disarmament summit. (Jerome Delay/AFP via Getty Images). Much to the disarmers' chagrin, however, studies in and out of governmentÃâÃÂ ...
March 29, 2018
March 11, 1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev is elected general secretary of the Communist Party. During his time as leader of the USSR, he advocates political and social reforms called "perestroika" (restructuring) and "glasnost" (openness), and participates in a series of summit meetings with US President RonaldÃâÃÂ ...
March 29, 2018
The Russian State Duma has refused to pass a draft address describing the activities of former leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin, which led to the ... “For the sake of historical justice it's necessary to give an assessment of political activities of the first Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and firstÃâÃÂ ...
March 22, 2018
KONSTANTIN CHERNENKO, the general secretary of the Communist Party, died on the night of March 10th 1985 at the age of 73. As red flags trimmed with black ribbons went up in every city in the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev rushed to an emergency meeting of the Politburo in the Kremlin.
March 18, 2018
The poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, is "horrible" and "disgusting", former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said. Speaking after he cast his vote in the Russian presidential election, Mr Gorbachev said "time will tell" who was behind the attack. The 87-year-old'sÃâÃÂ ...
The Quint (blog)
March 15, 2018
It was on this day, 15 March, 28 years ago, that Mikhail Gorbachev was sworn in as the eighth and last President of the Soviet Union. Less than a year later, on 25 December 1991, the world witnessed a time-turning event – the dissolution of the Soviet Union or USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics),ÃâÃÂ ...
March 9, 2018
Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union, and President Reagan sign the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty in the White House on Dec. 8, 1987. Reuters. By Mikhail Gorbachev. March 9, 2018. IDEAS. Mikhail Gorbachev was the president of the Soviet Union and is the author of The New Russia.
March 2, 2018
MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the first President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev on his 87th birthday, praising his authority in the world and his contribution to developing social projects. Read alsoÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
So when I received a call from the White House in 1991 requesting that Boston host a joint public appearance for first lady Barbara Bush and Raisa Gorbachev, wife of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, my office called around to see if there was something that they had in common that they could shareÃâÃÂ ...
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