Our View: Gorbachev the man who changed the course of history

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Mikhail Gorbachev, who died on Tuesday, aged 91, was celebrated in the West as a great leader but in Russia he was reviled for causing the collapse of the Soviet Union and the loss of its empire and superpower standing.

A state-run polling company ranked him the most unpopular Russian leader of the 20th century, even less popular than a murderous tyrant like Stalin. More than 70 per cent of Russians believed their country had moved in the wrong direction during his rule, found a poll conducted in 2021, while President...


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Our View: Gorbachev the man who changed the course of history


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