Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet president who took down the Iron Curtain, dies

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(CNN)Mikhail Gorbachev -- the last leader of the former Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991 -- has died at the age of 91.


Gorbachev died after a long illness, Russian state news agencies reported.


"Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev died this evening after a severe and prolonged illness," the Central Clinical Hospital said, according to RIA Novosti Tuesday.


The man credited with introducing key political and economic reforms to the USSR and helping to end the Cold War had been in failing health for some time.






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On 09/09/2022 at 03:20, Steven P. said:

It's a shame Putin has all but restored pre 1990s era Cold War Russia.

If only they'd get something like MTV to make them realize what is out there 🤪 (reference to when MTV made it to Russia)

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