Things began to change around the time Sting released the Blue Turtles single “Russians,” as President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev entered into talks about the reduction of their nations' nuclear arsenals.
A World Preparing for Wars
The prophetic voices of our time might well be those of Mikhail Gorbachev and William J. Perry. Gorbachev, in an essay in Time magazine, bemoans “the militarization of politics,” arms buildups, and leaders who are bellicose, confused, or “at a loss.
The last Soviet terrorist: The man who tried to assassinate Gorbachev
Russia Beyond the Headlines
"That is when I got the idea of an accomplice," Alexander says. "After all, it would be difficult to implement my plan alone." Mikhail Gorbachev together with Boris Yeltsin during the military parade and demonstration, devoted to the 73rd anniversary ...
Did Gorbachev Ever Have a Shot At Saving the USSR?
Could Mikhail Gorbachev, as Soviet premier during the late 1980s, have resuscitated the Soviet economy and prevented his country's dissolution? That's the question Yale's Chris Miller deftly answers in The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy. Without ...