The man who brought down the Iron Curtain: Mikhail Gorbachev
01 September 2022 | 1:40 pm
Germany admired the architect of glasnost and perestroika in a way that Russia never did. At the age of 91, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died.
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