November 18, 1987 |
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.
March 25, 1987 |
Two U.S. experts on the Soviet Union predicted Tuesday that Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev would be ousted in three to four years if he continued his reform policy, or the policy of openess called glasnost . "I don't think he can last four years," said Marshall I. Goldman, associate director of Harvard University's Russian Research Center. "I think Gorbachev himself recognizes how dangerous it is. He's moving so fast, he's stepping on so many toes . . .
February 28, 1988 |
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.
June 22, 1987 |
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."
May 26, 1987 |
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.
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.