Mikhail Gorbachev

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Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (born 2 March 1931) is a Russian and former Soviet politician. The eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, he was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. He was also the country's head of state from 1988 until 1991, serving as the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1988 to 1989, chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1990, and president of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Gorbachev has received more than 11,490,407 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 29th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Mikhail Gorbachev ranks 29 out of 14,801Before him are Mao Zedong, Attila, Cicero, Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, and Nero. After him are Queen Victoria, Umar, Maria Theresa, Richard III of England, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Commodus.

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Among people born in 1931, Mikhail Gorbachev ranks 1After him are Boris Yeltsin, Rajneesh, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, James Dean, Raúl Castro, Tomas Tranströmer, Alice Munro, Anatoly Dyatlov, João Gilberto, Robert Duvall, and Philip Kotler.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev ranks 6 out of 2,050Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Vladimir Lenin (1870), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840). After him are Yuri Gagarin (1934), Anton Chekhov (1860), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), and Alexander Pushkin (1799).


Among politicians born in Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev ranks 2Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870). After him are Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Vladimir Putin (1952), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Yuri Andropov (1914), and Alexander III of Russia (1845).

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