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Mikhail Gorbachev

1931 - 2022

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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (2 March 1931 – 30 August 2022) was a Soviet and Russian politician who served as the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to the country's dissolution in 1991. He served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 and additionally as head of state beginning in 1988, as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1988 to 1989, Chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1990 and the only 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 21,024,254 page views. His biography is available in 137 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 134 in 2019). Mikhail Gorbachev is the 26th most popular politician (up from 31st in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Russia (down from 5th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Politician.

Mikhail Gorbachev is most famous for being the last leader of the Soviet Union. He was in power from 1985 to 1991 and is known for his policies of glasnost and perestroika, which are credited with ending the Cold War.

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Among politicians, Mikhail Gorbachev ranks 26 out of 15,577Before him are Benito Mussolini, Tutankhamun, Hannibal, Otto von Bismarck, Hammurabi, and Cicero. After him are Attila, Hurrem Sultan, Mao Zedong, Queen Victoria, Commodus, and Osman I.

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Among people born in 1931, Mikhail Gorbachev ranks 1After him are Boris Yeltsin, Rajneesh, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Toni Morrison, James Dean, Raúl Castro, Chun Doo-hwan, Monica Vitti, Desmond Tutu, Philip Kotler, and Robert Duvall. Among people deceased in 2022, Mikhail Gorbachev ranks 2Before him is Elizabeth II. After him are Pelé, Pope Benedict XVI, Luc Montagnier, Jean-Luc Godard, Jiang Zemin, Vangelis, Sidney Poitier, Monica Vitti, Leonid Kravchuk, and Francisco Gento.

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Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev ranks 6 out of 3,262Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Vladimir Lenin (1870), Vladimir Putin (1952), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), and Leo Tolstoy (1828). After him are Yuri Gagarin (1934), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Nikita Khrushchev (1894).


Among politicians born in Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev ranks 3Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870) and Vladimir Putin (1952). After him are Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Alexander III of Russia (1845).

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