Breaking news… Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the USSR, which collapsed in 1991, died at the age of 92.
Russian politician Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union (USSR), has reportedly died. Gorbachev died at the age of 92.
Russian news agency Interfax broke the breaking news of Gorbachev’s death.
WHO IS GORBACHEV?
Mikhail Gorbachev was born on March 2, 1931 in the village of Privolye in the Stawropol region of the North Caucasus. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Moscow University.
In 1952, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He also took part in the Union of Young Communists. He married Raisa Maksimovna Titarenko, whom he met during this period, on September 25, 1953.
In 1978 he entered the Senate as Minister of Agriculture. After the death of Konstantin Chernenko, he was appointed secretary general of the KPSS in 1985. In the same year, he organized a summit meeting with Ronald Reagan in Geneva to exchange information on disarmament, science, culture and education. In 1988, he was appointed as head of state. In the elections held in 1989, he was re-elected as the speaker of the parliament.
On August 19, 1991, the KGB under the command of Gennad Yanayev staged a coup d’état against Gorbachev on the pretext that he was not sufficiently supportive of the communist regime. But this attempt ended in failure. However, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned from his post on December 25, 1991 as the internal turmoil continued to increase.