Personalities | Politics and Society - Regina Schmeken | Mikhail Gorbachev | 00180124
Personalities | Photo Biographies - Regina Schmeken | 00008736
Personalities | Writers | Helmut Kohl with Michail Gorbatschow in Archiz, 1990 | 00117316
Personalities | Religion | Mikhail Gorbachev | 00243808
Personalities | Actors | Francois Mitterrand | 00397260
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.