Some articles on gorbachev:
... Following his resignation and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev remained active in Russian politics ... to achieve even greater powers as president, Gorbachev did not vote and instead called for new presidential elections ... Following a failed run for the presidency in 1996, Gorbachev established the Social Democratic Party of Russia, a union between several Russian social democratic parties ...
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“The place became full of a watchful intentness now; for when other things sank brooding to sleep the heath appeared slowly to awake and listen. Every night its Titanic form seemed to await something; but it had waited thus, unmoved, during so many centuries, through the crises of so many things, that it could only be imagined to await one last crisisthe final overthrow.”
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“Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.”
—Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931)