Mikhail Gorbachev

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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

Letters

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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SAS spy's memoir claims he 'probably saved Gorbachev's life'
Pilgrim Spy – published under pseudonym Tom Shore – also claims a ‘third generation’ Baader-Meinhof gang came close to halting the fall of the Berlin Wall

Alison Flood

08, Sep, 2018 @5:00 AM

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A secret plot to stop Brexit, or an antisemitic dog whistle? | Rafael Behr
The Daily Telegraph’s editors were clearly remiss in failing to spot the implications of their story on George Soros, writes Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

08, Feb, 2018 @3:08 PM

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Gorbachev: His Life and Times by William Taubman review – the mysteries remain
A phenomenally researched life of the man who did more than any other to change Europe and the world in the last half of the 20th century

Jonathan Steele

11, Jan, 2018 @9:00 AM

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The Reagan Show review – eerie portrait of the Ghost of Republicanism Past
This documentary study of President Ronald Reagan, composed entirely of White House TV footage, is entertaining enough but too lenient on its subject

Peter Bradshaw

04, Oct, 2017 @2:30 PM

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Helmut Kohl: leader who united Europe as well as Germany
When East Germany collapsed, the West German chancellor rose to the occasion and helped heal the cold war’s bitter divisions

Simon Tisdall

17, Jun, 2017 @5:05 AM

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