August 19, 2011
Mikhail Gorbachev's Ambiguous Legacy
Neef & Schepp, Der Spiegel
Was Mikhail Gorbachev the greatest reformer of the 20th century? Or did he rise to the position of Communist Party leader more or less by accident, only to cause the collapse of the Soviet Union through indecision and fear? Twenty years after perestroika, the politician's legacy is still disputed.
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