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Michail Gorbatschow

The man who was instrumental in ending the Cold War enjoys far greater popularity in Western countries than in his home country. This is especially true of Germany, as he played such an important role in the reunification process. Mikhail Gorbachev was the last General Secretary of the CPSU and the first President of the Soviet Union. With his reform programs Glasnost and Perestroika he strove for the renewal of communism and the enormous Soviet empire, which fell apart under his aegis. Pictures from his life can be found in this collection.