Duma refuses to denounce ‘anti-national’ Gorbachev & Yeltsin for sparking USSR collapse

The Russian State Duma has refused to pass a draft address describing the activities of former leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin, which led to the fall of the Soviet Union, as “destructive and anti-national.” The rejected address was drafted by the nationalist-populist opposition party, the LDPR. “For the sake of historical justice it’s necessary […]

Gorbachev urges Russian & US leaders to ‘prevent collapse’ of landmark INF treaty

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 14:43 Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has called on Russia and the US to come to terms over the crucial 1987 nuclear arms control treaty. Its breakdown may trigger the collapse of international disarmament, he said. Speaking to Kyodo News, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said: “Now the task of […]

Western leaders misled Gorbachev with promises that NATO wouldn’t expand – released archives

In 1990, Western politicians repeatedly assured Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO wouldn’t expand east of Germany’s borders, but broke that promise less than a decade later, say insider archives from both sides of negotiations following the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. Researchers from the respected George Washington University-based National Security Archive, which specializes in […]

‘Unpredictable’ Trump praising 1st meet with Putin ‘a good thing’– Gorbachev

Published time: 8 Jul, 2017 21:13 Donald Trump’s positive impressions about his “tremendous” first meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg is a good thing, but concrete steps are now needed to build mutual confidence and trust, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said. Gorbachev said the meeting in itself is a […]