- NAME: Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
- OCCUPATION: World Leader, Government Official
- BIRTH DATE: March 02, 1931 (Age: 82)
- EDUCATION: Moscow State University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Privolnoye, Russia
- Full Name: Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
- AKA: Mikhail Gorbachev
- AKA: Gorbachev
- AKA: Gorbachov
- AKA: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
- ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
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Mikhail Gorbachev was the first president of the Soviet Union, serving from 1990 to 1991. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for contributing to the break-up of the USSR.
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Despite his opposing leadership, Yeltsin manned a resistance against the coup, and the coup ultimately failed. Upon Gorbachev’s return home, rumors circulated that he may have been in cahoots with the coup leaders. The public grew distrustful of Gorbachev and was increasingly supportive of Yeltsin, whom they now viewed as a hero.
By Christmas 1991, the Soviet Union had crumbled. Gorbachev inevitably stepped down from his position as president of the Soviet Union,
handing over complete power to Yeltsin.
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