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Mikhail Gorbachev

Former President of the former USSR
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Net worth 2018: $5 Million
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Stavropol
BirthDay: 2 March 1931
Sigh: Aries
Height: 1.75 m
Education: Moscow State University

Mikhail Gorbachev was bornon 2 March 1931 in Stavropol, Soviet Russian, Russian, is Former President of the former USSR. A great statesman and an outstanding leader, Mikhail Gorbachev played a quintessential role in terminating the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the re-unification of the East and West Germany. Right from a young age, he displayed immense dedication and organizational skills and had a bent towards politics. With the increasing age, his inclination for political pursuits also increased and he became a prominent member of the Communist party. In 1970, he became one of the youngest provincial party chiefs and in 1979 became the youngest member of Politburo. Same year, he was made the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which he served until 1991. Gorbachev became the first and the last President of the Soviet Union. Under his presidency, he sought to reform the party and the state economy by introducing the concepts of openness, restructuring, democratization and accelerated economic development. Furthermore, he brought about various technological advancements that secured increased productivity and reduced wastage. His efforts to democratize country’s political system and decentralize its economy led to the downfall of communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. To know in details about his life, childhood and works, read on.


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Post presidency, he established a Social Democratic Party of Russia from which he resigned in 2004


This Nobel Peace Prize laureate was the first president of the Soviet Union, serving from 1990 to 1991


In 1989, he was elected as the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet


From 1988-89, he oversaw the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan after their nine-year occupation of that country


In 1987, he signed a treaty with Reagan according to which both the countries had to destroy the existing stock of intermediate range nuclear tipped missiles


As such, in 1985, Gorbachev was elected as the General Secretary by the Politburo


A year later, he was appointed to the Politburo and received full membership in 1980


Once simply a member of the Communist Party Central Committee, he rose up the ranks to become the Central Committee's Secretary for Agriculture in 1978


By 1970, he became First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, thus becoming the youngest provincial party chiefs in the nation


In 1967, he secured a correspondence master’s degree from the Stavropol Institute of Agriculture, after which he became a qualified agricultural economist


His reputation as a hardworking and dedicated activist worked for him as he was soon promoted up the ranks, becoming Head of the Department of Party Organs in the Stavropol Agricultural Kraikom in 1963


He tied the nuptial knot in 1953 with fellow student Raisa Titarenko, whom he met at Moscow State University


However, he was officially recognized and granted full membership only in 1952


In 1950, he enrolled at the Moscow University and graduated from the same in 1955 with a degree in law


He started contributing to the house income and by 1948, became the youngest ever to win the Order of the Red Banner of Labor for his active role in bringing in that year’s bumper crop

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