Mikhail Gorbachev, Last President of Soviet Union, Dies at 91

  • Brian Turner
  • Aug 30, 2022
  • Gorbachev is widely held as a peacemaker and a reformer in the West and blamed for the breakup of the Soviet Union in the Russian Federation.

    Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the USSR, passed away at the age of 91. 

    The last president of the Soviet Union, a political and economic reformer,  led the vast nation from communism to capitalism and helped in ending the Cold War. 

    "Mikhail Gorbachev passed away tonight after a serious and protracted disease," the Russia's Central Clinical Hospital said.

    Gorbachev was widely admired in the West for his political reforms that helped liberate several countries in the Baltics and Central Europe from the orbit of Russia and unit two Germany's in 1990. 

    However, many citizens of the Russian Federation blame him for his weak economic leadership and for the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

    Readara.com, the site for non-fiction book readers, researchers and scholars, has a list of notable books published in the last three decades on the Soviet Union and the Cold War topics.  



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