Former Soviet Leader Dies Following Illness

Former Soviet Leader Dies Following Illness

Former World Leader DEAD – He’s Gone!

( – Former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, died on August 30 at the age of 91. He became a hero to the West, but his own country disdained him due to his political actions. The man who brought down the Iron Curtain and ended the Cold War also watched as the USSR splintered off into individual countries. He eventually resigned from power on December 25, 1991.

Gorbachev, responsible for opening up the Soviet Union to the rest of Europe and the United States, had many successes in creating partnerships between his nation and others, especially regarding discussions on nuclear weapons. The former leader also reintroduced free speech to his people in the authoritarian Soviet regime. But for all the seemingly positive things he did, his decisions also hastened the collapse of the USSR.

For this reason, he was not well-liked among Russians or others who hoped to keep the Soviet Union together. Yet, in the West, he was a celebrated figure, a 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner, and awarded various other global distinctions. He said he didn’t regret his decisions and would have done it all again.

Gorbachev suffered a prolonged, undisclosed illness leading to his death, according to the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow.

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