Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Mikhail Gorbachev in next to no time with this concise guide.
Arriving at a pivotal moment for national and international politics, Gorbachev was one of the key drivers behind the fall of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Cold War. His career led him from humble origins in rural Russia to the highest position of power in the Soviet Union, and his actions as leader earned him a Nobel Peace Prize and the title of ?Man of the Decade? from Time magazine.
In just 50 minutes you will:
? Have a more thorough understanding of Gorbachev?s life and political career
? Discover Gorbachev?s role in the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Iron Curtain
? Analyse the way in which Gorbachev?s political ideology led to tensions between Communism and democracy in Russia
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