Mikhail Gorbachev

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Thirty years after the Moscow coup, democracy is in a crisis of self-esteem | Rafael Behr
Much has been squandered since 1991, but the biggest threat to democracy today is the global contagion of cynicism, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

18, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sergei Kovalev, dissident who clashed with Yeltsin and Putin, dies aged 91
Chronicler of Soviet abuses of power founded human rights group and served seven years in prison camp

Andrew Roth in Moscow

09, Aug, 2021 @2:26 PM

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Jonathan Steele: ‘I came to Russia a political correspondent and left a crime reporter’
The veteran journalist, who moved to Moscow in 1988, charted the collapse of a superpower. But, he tells his successor, the Gorbachev revolution has been poisoned

Andrew Roth Moscow correspondent

09, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Michael Bourdeaux obituary
Founder of Keston College, which rattled the Soviet authorities by disseminating facts about religion behind the iron curtain

Xenia Dennen

16, Apr, 2021 @5:26 PM

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George Shultz obituary
Secretary of state to Ronald Reagan who worked with Mikhail Gorbachev to help end the cold war

Ewen MacAskill

07, Feb, 2021 @10:46 PM

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Stephen Cohen obituary
US historian who argued that the Soviet Union could have been reformed and need not have ended when it did

Jonathan Steele

13, Oct, 2020 @4:33 PM

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In place of Berlin’s Wall now stands a barrier of sullen resentment | Neal Ascherson
Reunification has only fed resentment and alienation among the ‘losers’ of the old East Germany

Neal Ascherson

10, Nov, 2019 @9:15 AM

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Meeting Gorbachev review – Werner Herzog pulls his punches
The great director quizzes the former USSR leader in a grandly presented documentary that fails to address the Putin question

Peter Bradshaw

08, Nov, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Clora Bryant obituary
American jazz trumpeter and vocalist who performed with Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie

Peter Vacher

09, Oct, 2019 @2:02 PM

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Gorbachev's vision for a 'common European home'- archive, July 1989
Forty years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev told his East European allies that each should be free to pursue its own path within the Warsaw Treaty – a declaration that would set the stage for revolutions and the crumbling of the Communist bloc

compiled by Richard Nelsson

10, Jul, 2019 @10:41 AM

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The Proustian draw of sexy hawthorn | Brief letters
Brief letters: Scapegoats | Gorbachev | Timpson | Hawthorn | Danny Drinkwater


15, May, 2019 @4:45 PM

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Tributes paid to George HW Bush, the ‘dear Dad’ dedicated to faith, family and country
Former president, who has died at 94, helped end nuclear arms race and bring down Berlin wall, but faced criticism for Gulf war and elitism

Emma Graham-Harrison, and David Smith Washington

01, Dec, 2018 @6:35 PM

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