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Mikhail Gorbachev's marriage, like his politics, broke the mold

Gorbachev's very public devotion to his family broke the stuffy mold of previous Soviet leaders, just as his openness to political reform did.

A picture of Mikhail Gorbachev displayed at the Gorbachev Foundation headquarters in Moscow.(AFP)
A picture of Mikhail Gorbachev displayed at the Gorbachev Foundation headquarters in Moscow.(AFP)
Published on Sep 03, 2022 10:09 PM IST

'Did you get your Pizza Hut?' CPM unit lashes out at Gorbachev after his death

The official Twitter handle of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Puducherry lashed out at the late leader by sharing visuals of his TV ad for Pizza hut, which is now doing the rounds on social media.

Mikhail Gorbachev appeared in a Pizza Hut television commercial.
Mikhail Gorbachev appeared in a Pizza Hut television commercial.
Updated on Sep 02, 2022 12:17 AM IST

Mikhail Gorbachev’s funeral to be held on September 3: Russian media

The funeral will be held at the Hall of Columns inside Moscow's House of Unions. This is the same place where former premier of the Soviet Union Josef Stalin's body was put on display after his death in 1953, the report added.

A picture shows Mikhail Gorbachev, displayed in his memory in his office at the Gorbachev Foundation headquarters in Moscow, on Wednesday.(AFP)
A picture shows Mikhail Gorbachev, displayed in his memory in his office at the Gorbachev Foundation headquarters in Moscow, on Wednesday.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 31, 2022 11:06 PM IST

Shashi Tharoor recalls his meetings with Gorbachev: ‘My last conversation…'

Gorbachev ended the Cold War without bloodshed by bringing the Soviet Union closer to the West than at any point since World War II but failed to prevent its collapse.

Shashi Tharoor said he had the privilege of meeting Gorbachev twice, both times in Italy at small conferences.
Shashi Tharoor said he had the privilege of meeting Gorbachev twice, both times in Italy at small conferences.
Published on Aug 31, 2022 08:10 AM IST

From Pizza Hut to the free press: Gorbachev's years after power

Gorbachev appeared in advertising campaigns for Western brands to raise money for his newly formed foundation, against the advice of some close to him.

Mikhail Gorbachev stood on a centrist platform in the 1996 presidential election but received less than one percent of the vote.(AP)
Mikhail Gorbachev stood on a centrist platform in the 1996 presidential election but received less than one percent of the vote.(AP)
Published on Aug 31, 2022 05:31 AM IST
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