Mikhail Gorbachev 80 years old (16 photos)

Mikhail Gorbachev March 2 - anniversary. He was 80 years old. The first and last Soviet president congratulated Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on awarding him the highest award of Russia - the Order of St. Andrew.

A bit of history on the life of Mikhail Sergeyevich Park:




December 19, 1981, in the Kremlin next award: General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Marshal of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev becomes four times Hero of the Soviet Union, received from the hands of the Secretary of the Central Committee CPSU Mikhail Suslov Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star».




Reykjavik, 1986 Negotiations on strategic arms control once again thwarted. Gorbachev was the last time talking with Reagan before heading home.




Reykjavik, 1986, Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev prepared to sit in the IL-62 and fly home to Moscow. Raisa Gorbachev - the most unusual "first lady" in the USSR in its history. She is always in sight, elegantly dressed and able to speak - for it is beginning to hate together all Soviet people.




Moscow, November 7, 1987. It was decided to invite expensive foreign visitors to the podium Mavozleya during parades and demonstrations. If the guest is outstanding - standing next to the Secretary General and talked to him. Guests simpler sent to the stands.




Soviet tradition of senior management kissing passionately with Parteigenosse from socialist countries followed Gorbachev. Erich Honecker East German vassal passion as he loved to attach to the mouth of the suzerain.



Moscow, XIX All-Union Conference of the CPSU, 1988. Mikhail Gorbachev became the first secretary-general, who began to speak not only on paper. The Soviet people watched in amazement as the celestial beings begin to communicate with people directly. It was so unusual that it will soon begin to Gorbachev for it not to love - "a lot of talks." South Russian dialect Secretary General with the wrong accent in words and fricative T become food for parodist.



Havana, 1989. In the role of host large socialist economy, living within the budget of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev regularly rode his possessions.



Apotheosis of perestroika and glasnost: November 7, 1990, President of the USSR is on Red Square together with workers and then "elite": Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, Boris Yeltsin, chairman Verhnovnogo Soviet Anatoly Lukyanov and Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov. Gray coat and a hat of the same color - an indispensable uniforms senior management.



Moscow, May 1991 During the last months before the collapse of the Union. Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev welcomed yunarmeytsa Uzbekistan Zafar Tursunov. I wonder where he is now yunarmeets Zafar?



In the West, Gorbachev is treated with the same degree of sympathy with which the Soviet people hated him. Perhaps never before, our people did not find a suitable object of dislike. Moreover, that strongly and loudly hate Gorbachev was safe - for it is not planted.



At the Moscow Film Festival in 1993.



It seems that for the first time our people reacted sympathetically to Gorbachev when in 1999 died Raisa. Then changed to plus minus and all began to remember what they have had a wonderful couple. And it was true.



October 2009, a meeting of veterans.



2009, Gorbachev's granddaughter Anastasia at the Berlin Film Festival. He is still, the first of its kind.



After Gorbachev's world will never be the same as was before him. I think that he himself did not understand what was happening in the late '80s and struggled to save what came completely objective and logical end.



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