On this day: Amelia Earhart makes transcontinental non-stop flight
1991: President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as head of Communist Party and urged its leadership to disband the party; Ukraine became the seventh of 15 Soviet republics to declare itself independent. 1991: Ukraine declared independence from the soviet ...
China's Xi Jinping at center of concern as markets begin new week
Like Chairman Mao, Xi has clamped down on dissent, and also railed against past communist leaders whom he sees as traitors to the cause – namely former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. At the same time, Xi has launched a broad anti-corruption crusade, ...
The Authoritarian Temptation By Nina L. Khrushcheva
NEW YORK – Twenty-four years ago this month, Soviet hardliners, desperate to stop the country's nascent democratic transition, arrested Mikhail Gorbachev and declared martial law. In response, millions of protesters poured into the streets of Moscow ...
Humanities under attack
The Japan Times
The countries in which the famous entrepreneur's prediction was on target were socialist. In the Soviet Union, many of those who climbed to the position of general-secretary of the Communist Party had engineering backgrounds. Mikhail Gorbachev did not.