August 17, 2011
Gorbachev: 'Idiots' Helped Hasten Soviet Union's Fall
Der Spiegel, Der Spiegel
In a SPIEGEL interview, Mikhail Gorbachev, 80, discusses the last days of the Soviet Union, his failure to resolve problems with the Communist Party and the ensuing bloodshed he says still troubles him today. He also accuses Vladimir Putin of pulling the country "back into the past."
TAGGED: Germany, United States, Soviet Union