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date: 25 September 2023

Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev 1931– 
Soviet statesman; General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR 1985–91 and President 1988–91 

  1. The idea of restructuring [perestroika]…combines continuity and innovation, the historical experience of Bolshevism and the contemporaneity of socialism.
    speech on the seventieth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, 2 November 1987