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Former leader of the Soviet Union


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Birth nameMikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Date of BirthMarch 2, 1931
Place of BirthPrivolnoye, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Spouse (s)Raisa Gorbachova (d. 1999)
Political PartyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union (1950–1991), Social Democratic Party of Russia (2001–2004), Union of Social Democrats (2007–present), Independent Democratic Party of Russia (2008–present)
Alma materMoscow State University
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 He has exhausted himself. If he does not overcome himself, change the way things are - and I think it will be difficult for him to do that - then everything will end up on city squares. 
— Mikhail Gorbachev said of Vladimir Putin at a lecture at a Moscow university / February 11, 2012
 Elections have turned into a mockery of the people. 
— Mikhail Gorbachev after the ruling United Russia Party led by Vladimir Putin swept this month's local polls amid allegations of fraud / October 20, 2009