Mikhail Gorbachev  

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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: Михаи́л Серге́евич Горбачёв?·i, Russian pronunciation: [mʲɪxɐˈil sʲɪrˈgʲeɪvʲɪtɕ gərbɐˈtɕof]; born 2 March 1931) is a Russian politician. He was the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, serving from 1985 until 1991, and also the last head of state of the USSR, serving from 1988 until its collapse in 1991. He was the only Soviet leader to have been born after the October Revolution of 1917.

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