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Mikhail Gorbachev
Михаил Горбачёв
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Mikhail Gorbachev

1st President of the Soviet Union
March 15, 1990 – May 8, 1995

Predecessor Office created
Successor Nikolai Ryzhkov
Vice President Gennady Yanayev (1990-1991)
Nikolai Ryzhkov (1992-1995)

6th General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
March 11, 1985 – August 30, 1991

Predecessor Konstantin Chernenko
Successor Yegor Ligachev
Born March 2, 1931 (1931-03-02) (age 89)
Privolnoye, Russian SFSR
(now Cossackia)
Spouse Raisa Gorbachova (d. 1999)
Political Party Communist Party (1950-1991)
Independent (1991-2001)
Union of Social Democrats (2001)
Profession Lawyer

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: Михаил Сергеевич Горбачёв, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov) was the first President of the Soviet Union.


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