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August 2, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Russia's leaders must act quickly if they want to avoid being overthrown. "I said last month that the situation in Russia was difficult and dangerous. I fear the same could be said today," he told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. Gorbachev said the government has not done enough to explain its radical economic reform program, which has sent prices skyrocketing.
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WORLD
October 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev was elected head of a new political movement that he said aimed to promote help bring democratic principles to Russia. //trim// Gorbachev told about 200 delegates for the Union of Social Democrats
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WORLD
March 13, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev says Russia's government should be fired because of bungled social policy changes. Gorbachev, who came to power 20 years ago and presided over the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, criticized an attempt to scrap Soviet-era social benefits and replace them with cash payments. The steps sparked protests by pensioners angered by the comparatively small sums they were to receive. The ministers aren't following policies set out by President Vladimir V.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Move over, Scarlett Johansson. Mikhail Gorbachev is the new face of Louis Vuitton. The former Soviet leader is to appear in an ad campaign for the French luxury label, along with Steffi Graf and her husband, Andre Agassi, and Catherine Deneuve, the company said Thursday. Shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the ads focus on travel -- a "core value" for the company that started in 1854 as a trunk maker, the statement said.
NEWS
November 18, 1987 | From Reuters
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev will be invited to address a joint session of Congress on Dec. 9, the third day of his summit visit, a spokesman for House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) said Tuesday. Spokesman Wilson Morris told reporters, "The Administration has requested a joint meeting for Gorbachev to address the Congress on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m." Wright said "fine," according to Morris.
NEWS
February 28, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
Relative calm returned to the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Saturday after an appeal by Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to halt demonstrations backing the return of an Armenian-majority region in the adjacent republic of Azerbaijan. Factories in Yerevan were operating and street crowds, which swelled to hundreds of thousands of people during the week, were said to be smaller, Soviet television reported.
NEWS
June 22, 1987 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Sunday that some of his nation's economic and social problems will take 10 or 15 years to overcome but added that there is no time to lose in starting work on solutions. On international issues, Gorbachev accused the West of failing to match its words with deeds on nuclear arms reduction in what he termed a "dearth of realistic politics."
NEWS
May 26, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev arrived in Romania on Monday to a lavish mass welcome from a nation that has long been a difficult Kremlin ally. President Nicolae Ceausescu, who has openly scorned some of the Soviet Union's current reforms, kissed the Soviet leader three times after Gorbachev and his wife, Raisa, stepped from an Ilyushin 62 Aeroflot jet at Bucharest's airport.
NEWS
August 21, 1991
Excerpts from speeches and interviews of the ousted Soviet leader: Sticking to his Guns * "I think if I had to begin again this whole process I would certainly have done it again. Now that I know more about my country and the world, I am even more convinced that what we are beginning was necessary but we should have begun much earlier, 10 or 20 years earlier, or maybe more." July 19, 1991, interview at the Soviet Embassy in London for ITN.
NEWS
July 4, 1990 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conservative die-hards and reformers went to war Tuesday for the hearts and minds of the Soviet Communist Party, with Yegor K. Ligachev denouncing the Gorbachev era's "reckless radicalism" and other leaders defending policies that stripped the "evil empire" label from their nation. One day after President Mikhail S.
WORLD
July 29, 2007 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, whose reforms played a major role in freeing the Soviet Union from totalitarianism, defended authoritarian moves by Russian President Vladimir V. Putin as necessary "to prevent the disintegration of the country." Putin has chosen "to use certain methods ... that were even authoritarian to some extent," the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said in a recent interview.
WORLD
November 23, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, 75, appeared to be recovering well after an operation on his carotid artery in Germany, authorities said. "The patient is doing well," said a spokesman for Munich University Hospital. The carotid arteries are the main suppliers of blood to the brain and can narrow or become clogged with cholesterol plaque.
WORLD
March 13, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev says Russia's government should be fired because of bungled social policy changes. Gorbachev, who came to power 20 years ago and presided over the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, criticized an attempt to scrap Soviet-era social benefits and replace them with cash payments. The steps sparked protests by pensioners angered by the comparatively small sums they were to receive. The ministers aren't following policies set out by President Vladimir V.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2004 | Kevin Pang, Times Staff Writer
With two special guests this month and next, UC Irvine makes itself a little larger on the world peacemaking map. Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet president whose political reforms helped spark the collapse of communist governments in the 1990s, will be at the Irvine Barclay Theater on Tuesday night to accept UCI's inaugural Citizen Peacebuilding Award. University officials said they were honoring Gorbachev, who received the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, for his contributions to world peace.
WORLD
March 4, 2004 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
For much of the world, he is the voice of Russian democracy, the man who, in one of the world's most repressive nations, opened a door called perestroika to a pluralistic future and helped end the Cold War. But with increasing frequency, former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is being called on to defend Russia against fears that the world's largest nation is slipping back toward its authoritarian past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2003 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Elem Klimov, the internationally acclaimed Russian film director who helped win release of banned motion pictures under the liberalized rule of former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, has died. He was 71. Klimov died Oct. 26 in a Moscow hospital. He had been in failing health for several years, but the cause of death was not announced.
NEWS
August 21, 1991
Estonia. A column of more than 100 light armored vehicles and trucks was reported to be on the move toward the Estonian capital, Tallinn. Latvia. Soviet soldiers seized control of Latvian broadcast studios and the central telephone exchange. One report said two people were wounded. Lithuania. President Vytautas Landsbergis called for acts of non-violent civil disobedience. Moldavia.
NEWS
August 23, 1991
'They have not succeeded and this is a great victory for perestroika.' --Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2002 | LIZ F. KAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Global climate changes can affect global peace and stability, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Friday at an environmental conference in Marina del Rey. "If droughts continue, if climate changes and food sources are undermined ... we will see social tensions getting worse," he said through an interpreter.
NEWS
November 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev was admitted to a Moscow hospital, but a spokesman said he was just suffering from fatigue. Gorbachev, 70, recently completed a grueling round of trips that had taken a toll, the spokesman said. He said Gorbachev had felt unwell and that during a routine checkup a doctor recommended he be hospitalized. Gorbachev, who resigned as Soviet leader 10 years ago, now heads a foundation and often travels abroad.
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