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  Temperament in Revolution: Gorbachev   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gorbachev was promoted by Andropov to second in command and in effect directed the business of Politburo a great deal of the time because of the sicknesses of Andropov and Chernenko.
Gorbachev did exactly what he had done before he had attained power, except he had the preceived power to do anything he wanted because he was the leader of the Soviet Union: in effect the Czar of Russia.
Gorbachev replaced the most obvious ageing members of the Politboro with younger people that were open to reform.
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 TIME 100: Mikhail Gorbachev
Writing about Gorbachev — who he was, where he came from, what he was after, and what his personal stake was (there had to be one) became just as intriguing as trying to figure out what Russia's future would be.
How Gorbachev left power and what he has done since are unique episodes in Russian history, but he could have foreseen his own resignation: he prepared the ground and the atmosphere that made that resignation possible.
Gorbachev is such an entirely political creature, and yet so charismatic, that it's hard to come to any conclusions about him as a person.
www.time.com /time/time100/leaders/profile/gorbachev.html   (373 words)

 No. 92-D 8 (Attachment)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gorbachev and the former Soviet Union (FSU) -- evidenced, among other things, by the skewed agendas of the last two economic summits -- has given way to grousing and finger-pointing when it comes to aiding the new CIS member states.
Gorbachev's dramatic failure to undertake a systemic economic reform program that will be seen as both his undoing and that of the Soviet people.
Gorbachev pursued single-mindedly the continued modernization and expansion of the already bloated Soviet military-industrial complex; remained determined to maintain an outmoded global empire of costly client-states; and committed himself only to unworkable economic half-measures designed to preserve the existing centrally-controlled economic system.
www.security-policy.org /papers/1992/92-D8at.html   (1132 words)

 Agence Global - Article
From Gorbachev, the Syrian leadership should borrow the realism of adapting to the facts of a changed world, and respond by initiating radical economic and political reforms from the top.
Gorbachev used the Communist Party Congress in 1986 to launch extensive reforms that opened up the political system and restructured it economically (perestroika and glasnost).
Somewhere between the Gorbachev and Gaddafi experiences is a realistic route for a Syrian renaissance, continued regime incumbency, better policies for Syrians as a whole, and affirmation of legitimate international legal standards and principles.
www.agenceglobal.com /article.asp?id=460   (995 words)

Gorbachev Chronology - Timeline of events in the life of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Gorbachev: Heretic in the Kremlin - Interview by CSPAN with Drusko Doder on his book on former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
The Gorbachev Foundation - Established in December 1991, as an international, non-governmental, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting scholarship and applied studies of global and other international problems, as well as issues relating to Russia's transition to democracy and civil society.
www.phs2.net /cwi/L3/o6040i.htm   (313 words)

 Gorbachev: Don't Americanize Cultures
Gorbachev: Don't Americanize Cultures June 1, 2002 LONDON (AP) - Former Soviet leader Mikhael Gorbachev would like to help build a new world order, but warned against attempts to Americanize cultures across the world.
Addressing more than 1,000 business leaders in Harrogate, northern England, Gorbachev also said Friday that world leaders were struggling to keep up with rapid change.
Today, we have to build a new world order step by step.'' Gorbachev, who was president of the Soviet Union from 1985 until it collapsed in 1991, also said anti-globalization sentiment stems from a desire to preserve unique identities and cultures.
mailman.lbo-talk.org /2002/2002-June/013908.html   (238 words)

 Education World® - *Arts & Humanities : Literature : By Genre : Legends, Myths & Folklore : Pacific / Oceanian : ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gorbachev Chronology Timeline of events in the life of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Gorbachev: Heretic in the Kremlin Interview by CSPAN with Drusko Doder on his book on former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Mikhail Gorbachev on CSPAN Transcript of a discussion with the former Soviet president on his memoirs.
db.education-world.com /perl/browse?cat_id=7196   (196 words)

 WAIS - World Affairs Report - Kofi Annan at Stanford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We should expect him to style his reform around his pet issue: the environment.
The Kyoto Protocol and other environmental UN treaties are prize documents for Maurice Strong and Mikhael Gorbachev; both been working on an Earth Charter, a.k.a.
This September, the UN and Gorbachev's State of the World Forum will meet jointly at the UN in NY to discuss the future of the UN.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/UnitedNations/un_kofi1.html   (225 words)

 Wikinfo | Alexander Nikolaevich Yakovlev
In the early 1980s he accompanied Mikhael Gorbachev, who at the time was the Soviet official in charge of agriculture on his tour of Canada.
The purpose of the visit was to tour Canadian farms and agricultural institutions in the hopes of taking lessons that could be applied in the Soviet Union, however, the two renewed their earlier friendship and, tentatively at first, began to discuss the need for liberalisation in the Soviet Union.
Two weeks after the visit, as a result of Gorbachev's interventions, Yakovlev was recalled from Canada and appointed to head the Academy of Sciences Institute of International Relations and the World Economy in Moscow.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Alexander_Nikolaevich_Yakovlev   (751 words)

 badass and pimp daddy quotes
I will destroy you -- Mikhael Gorbachev to Ronald Reagan.
Included due to the fact that it was one world power to another, and punctuated by the fact that he took his shoe off and beat it on a podium while he said it.
Gorbachev, tear down this wall -- Ronald Reagan Also beefed up by the fact that it was between the two leaders of the world.
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 Global Security Institute
From 10-13 November, twenty-five Nobel Peace Laureates and their organizations met in Rome, Italy to consider vital issues of multi-ethnicity, human rights and terrorism under the theme of a divided world or a united world.
It focused the wisdom and experience of Nobel Laureates on key issues of concern today, and sought to increase the communication and collaboration between Nobel Peace Laureates in order to strengthen their individual and collective contribution to world peace.
The award was presented by the Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni and by Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Laureate and President of the Gorbachev Foundation.
www.gsinstitute.org /archives/000247.shtml   (1142 words)

 Gorbachev Speech Dissolving the Soviet Union (USSR): Christmas 1991
Gorbachev Speech Dissolving the Soviet Union (USSR): Christmas 1991
In this Christmas 1991 (western Christendom date) speech, Mikhael S. Gorbachev resigned as president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
This action was the final act in a peaceful dissolution of this communist (socialist) nation that had been borne out of the October 1917 revolution.
www.publicpurpose.com /lib-gorb911225.htm   (892 words)

 Alexandre Trudeau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was named after Alexander Yakovlev, and thus given the nickname "Sacha" (the Russian diminutive of Alexander).
Yakovlev was the Soviet Union's ambassador to Canada in the 1970s and early 1980s and later the architect of Mikhael Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika.
When Pierre Trudeau died in 2000, both Alexandre Trudeau and his older brother Justin Trudeau returned to the public eye.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alexandre_Trudeau   (436 words)

 IranReporter - Story Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An exhibition on show across Iran in the run-up to Friday's presidential election told a salutary Soviet tale.
Mikhael Gorbachev, the exhibition recalled, was a gullible reformist whose misguided attempts to dilute communist government ended up destroying it.
The exhibition was ordered by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supposedly impartial supreme leader; a caption duly contended that "Khatami is not another Gorbachev." But the exhibition's title, "The Great Lesson," suggested otherwise.
www.iranreporter.com /story.asp?id=134   (1023 words)

 Tompaine.com - Print Page
It has few palatable choices, and probably only one realistic one.
It must essentially choose from among the fates of three regimes whose leaders' recent history should ring instructive wake-up bells in Damascus—Mikhael Gorbachev, Moammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein.
A more realistic—and probably the only remaining—option for Damascus would be to forge a policy combining the Gorbachev and Gaddafi ways.
www.tompaine.com /print/lessons_for_assad.php   (1040 words)

 Roots of Chechnya Wars: Russia’s Sovereignty - Covertaction.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The key to this was the August 1991 attempted "coup."16 This "soap opera coup" was implemented while Mikhael Gorbachev, the President of the U.S.S.R., was vacationing in the Crimea.
But Yeltsin's stand, supported by some members of parliament who rejected Gorbachev's "catastroika," helped pave the way for state power to be removed from Gorbachev and turned over to Yeltsin.
Gorbachev stayed on the sidelines prepared to move in either direction, depending on how events unfolded.
www.covertaction.org /content/view/45/75   (5456 words)

 Gorbachev: Don't Americanize Cultures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LONDON - Former Soviet leader Mikhael Gorbachev would like to help build a new world order, but warned against attempts to Americanize cultures across the world.
Mikhail Gorbachev is an advocate of Muller's world view.
As recently as October 23, 1996, Gorbachev appeared on the popular Charlie Rose PBS television program where he said: "We are part of the Cosmos...Cosmos is my God.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/693174/posts   (1202 words)

 U2 Feedback - (05-19-2003) Bono and Gorbachev Take a Picture and Speak - Yahoo *
Irish rock star Bono of U2 and former Soviet President Mikhael Gorbachev give a press conference at the World Political Forum in Turin, Italy May 19, 2003.
Gorbachev, who established the Forum, said its main purpose would be to restore dialogue as the only means of solving global issues and creating a new, fair and safe world order.
Irish rock star Bono of U2 (R) walks arm-in-arm with former Soviet President Mikhael Gorbachev during a press conference at the World Political Forum in Turin, Italy May 19, 2003.
forum.interference.com /t77240.html   (1492 words)

 UNICEF - Press centre - Bellamy addresses the 24th International Congress of Pediatrics
I’d like to share with you some of the global trends that we at UNICEF have been observing over the last few years, but before I do, a story:
I am told that back when he was still president of the Soviet Union, Mikhael Gorbachev was asked by journalists traveling with a foreign dignitary if he could sum up the state of the Soviet economy in one word.
He was then asked if he could sum it up in two words.
www.unicef.org /media/media_23048.html   (2144 words)

 November 5-7, 1999 DAILY CATHOLIC TEXT Section Two (nov5dc2.htm)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The architects were Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan who, though no longer president in 1989, had laid the groundwork with the Holy Father, with Mikhael Gorbachev and the "Catholic connection" within Reagan's cabinet which included Dr.
Instead, Reagan and Gorbachev were able to realize the value of human dignity and the message of Fatima that through prayer and consecration of Mary's Immaculate Heart, Russia would be converted.
In reference to the "evil empire" Reagan could have announced that the "evil empire was dead," but he realized only part of it was.
www.dailycatholic.org /issue/99Nov/nov5dc2.htm   (2752 words)

 Comparative Criminology | Asia - Armenia
Purges began in Armenia and continued through the Stalinist regime in the 1930s.
Largely as a byproduct of Mikhael Gorbachev's glasnost reform of the USSR, the movement for independence began anew in Armenia, and by 1991, Armenia succeeded from the Soviet Union and declared itself an independent Republic.
The first presidential elections were held in October 1991, and Levol Ter-Petrossian, head of the Pan-Armenia National Movement (PNM), became the first popularly elected president of independent Armenia in November 1991.
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /faculty/rwinslow/asia_pacific/armenia.html   (4396 words)

 Two Sisters and a Piano by Nilo Cruz at Gershwin Theater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The play is set in 1991, in the thick heat of a Havana summer, just after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Maria, the older sister, is a writer who, two years earlier, was enraptured by the promise of perestroika and the hopeful words of Mikhael Gorbachev and wrote an intemperate declaration in favor of liberalization.
Her younger sister, Sofia, a pianist, caught her enthusiasm and also signed the manifesto.
www.brooklyn.cuny.edu /bc/spotlite/news/102004.htm   (624 words)

I recently spent some splendid time as a guest of the World Political Forum, the brainchild of ex-Soviet leader Mikhael Gorbachev, which brought together a number of major players from the 1980s.
Remember sunglasses-wearing Polish General Wojciech Jaruzelski, who made one of the most fateful phone calls in history, telling Mr.
Gorbachev changed the world by saying, "accept the result." The general complained that bureaucracy in Poland had trebled.
www.odiousdebts.org /odiousdebts/print.cfm?ContentID=11798   (719 words)

 CIOL : News : The $2 billion band-aid
Microsoft and Sun said they had settled all antitrust and patent litigation in exchange for cash-rich Microsoft paying nearly $2 billion in penalties and royalties to Sun.
NEW YORK: To some analysts, it's the computer equivalent of the rapprochement between Mikhael Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan that ended the Cold War.
To others, it's like competing warlords agreeing to share their spoils.
www.ciol.com /content/news/2004/104040302.asp   (797 words)

 News Dissector Blog » 2004 » October » 12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Last night I had dinner with Mikhael Gorbachev.
Over the years, Gorbachev went from glasnost to environmentalism, from being a Red to being a Green.
His group, now funded by rich Americans, big foundations and companies like United Technologies, aspires to be a Red Cross for the environment.
www.newsdissector.org /blog/2004/10/12   (2852 words)

 DesMoinesRegister.com Blogs » Blog Archive » Standing Next to History
Though Petro includes anecdotes throughout the book about the many different people he worked for, his relationship with Reagan is the focal point of this book.
Petro witnessed important events, being one of only three people with Reagan when he met with Gorbachev in Switzerland to end the Cold War.
He was present with Reagan during his colonoscopy, helped Nancy elude the White House press by planning a secret dinner out for her husband, and in all situations used utmost care and caution in the protection of the president.
blogs.dmregister.com /?p=215   (659 words)

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