Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Leader Who Ended Cold War, Dies At 91

Mikhail Gorbachev death was announced on Tuesday by Russian news agencies.

He helped bring US-Soviet relations out of a deep freeze and was the last surviving Cold War leader.

In march 2, 1931, he was born into a peasant family in the village of Privolnoye in the southern Stavropol region.

In 1952, he Joins the ruling Communist Party of the Soviet Union, made up of several socialist republics.

He led the Soviet Union as general secretary of the Communist Party and as president when the post was introduced in 1990.

"In the morning (Putin) will send a telegram of condolences to his family and friends," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies.


Mikhail Gorbachev


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