Mikhail Gorbachev

Lata Mangeshkar to Pele: The legends who departed in 2022

The continuing pandemic, along with other diseases and age, continued to take its toll on several stellar figures from various spheres spanning politics to arts to sports.

published on : 31st December 2022

'Calm and composed': From Gorbachev to Gaga, Queen Elizabeth's most notable meetings 

Some were despised dictators, others were world-famous guitarists Queen Elizabeth II made polite conversation with.

published on : 9th September 2022

Gorbachev's marriage, like his politics, broke the mould

Gorbachev's very public devotion to his family broke the stuffy mold of previous Soviet leaders, just as his openness to political reform did.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Russians bid farewell to Gorbachev, but without Putin

Hundreds of mourners lined up to quietly file past Gorbachev's open casket as it was flanked by honour guards under the Russian flag in Moscow's historic Hall of Columns.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Gorbachev to be buried in modest funeral snubbed by Putin

In a carefully phrased letter of condolence released Wednesday avoiding explicit praise or criticism, Putin described Gorbachev as a man who left “an enormous impact on the course of world history.”

published on : 3rd September 2022

Mikhail Gorbachev: The reformer in a hurry

Gorbachev was overtaken by events and characters within Moscow that created the basis for the collapse of the Soviet Union.

published on : 2nd September 2022

Vladimir Putin will not attend funeral of the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

Kremlin spokesman said that Putin had paid his last respects to Gorbachev at the hospital where he died on Tuesday, aged 91.

published on : 1st September 2022

Soviet leader Gorbachev played pivotal role in solidifying ties with India

Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel peace prize for negotiating a historic nuclear arms pact with the then United States President Ronald Reagan.

published on : 31st August 2022

Obituary | Mikhail Gorbachev, man who redirected course of 20th century

In his memoirs, Gorbachev describes himself as something of a maverick as he advanced through the party ranks, sometimes bursting out with criticism of the Soviet system and its leaders.

published on : 31st August 2022

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev dead at 91

Though in power less than seven years, Gorbachev unleashed a breathtaking series of changes.

published on : 31st August 2022