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Gorbachev urges Russian & US leaders to ‘prevent collapse’ of landmark INF treaty

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 14:43 Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has called on Russia and the US to come to terms over the crucial 1987 nuclear arms control treaty. Its breakdown may trigger the collapse of international disarmament, he said. Speaking to Kyodo News, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said: “Now the task of preserving disarmament agreements is one ...

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Western leaders misled Gorbachev with promises that NATO wouldn’t expand – released archives

In 1990, Western politicians repeatedly assured Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO wouldn’t expand east of Germany’s borders, but broke that promise less than a decade later, say insider archives from both sides of negotiations following the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. Researchers from the respected George Washington University-based National Security Archive, which specializes in obtaining key declassified information from ...

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‘People’s support of Putin must be taken into consideration’ – Gorbachev

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 12:51 The first and only Soviet president and father of Perestroika, Mikhail Gorbachev, says that the great public support for Vladimir Putin can be explained by the people’s reluctance for change in an extremely complicated and tense international situation. Read more “Russia has a lot of problems in the current situation and the international situation ...

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Mikhail Gorbachev: ‘The world is preparing for war'

The last leader of the Soviet Union has a warning for the world: we may be on the brink of war. Mikhail Gorbachev — who rose to power in the final years of the Cold War and was the president of the soviet state when it dissolved in 1991 — wrote an opinion piece that he’s worried about world leaders’ ...

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