Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Innovator
If there is one man responsible for the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet system, that man is Mikhail Gorbachev. Yet in one of history's ironies, Gorbachev wanted only to reform the USSR, not destroy it. And by the time he tried to rein in the changes he had begun, he found himself no longer in control of his country or his fate.
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