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Mikhail Gorbachev
has died at 91

31 sep, 2022

Soviet president who took down the Iron Curtain, dies

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who played a central role in ending the Cold War, died Tuesday at the age of 91.

He felt he belonged to a generation of children of World War II

Russian media reported his death, citing the hospital that was treating him as saying he died of a "serious and protracted disease," without providing more information.

"Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990

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he was seen by many abroad, including President Ronald Reagan, as a visionary. But his legacy is complicated at home, where many viewed him as the man who engineered the collapse of the Soviet Union.