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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
By United Press International
U.S.: Russia violated 1987 missile treaty by testing nuclear cruise missile

U.S.: Russia violated 1987 missile treaty by testing nuclear cruise missile

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that Russia was in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.
JC Finley
Former Georgian President Shevardnadze dead at 86

Former Georgian President Shevardnadze dead at 86

TBILISI, Georgia, July 7 (UPI) --Eduard A. Shevardnadze, who served as foreign minister of the Soviet Union and president of Georgia, has died at the age of 86.
JC Finley
Mikhail Gorbachev hails Crimea annexation to Russia

Mikhail Gorbachev hails Crimea annexation to Russia

March 18 (UPI) -- Former Soviet President Mikhail Gobachev said Crimea annexation to Russia corrects Soviet-era mistake.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 13, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 2, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
By United Press International
Don't reinvent the Russian bear and Chinese dragon

Don't reinvent the Russian bear and Chinese dragon

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Last week's geopolitical guidance to politicians was "Don't lose wars." This week's advice is "Don't reinvent Russian bears and Chinese dragons."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Did Russian missile tests violate 1987 treaty with Soviet Union?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Russian missile tests may have violated the treaty signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, U.S. officials say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
By United Press International
Ian McKellen joins Nobel laureates in call for repeal of Russia's anti-gay law

Ian McKellen joins Nobel laureates in call for repeal of Russia's anti-gay law

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The openly gay actor joined calls for Russia to change its recently enacted laws against public displays of “homosexual propaganda” to minors.
Kate Stanton

Putin's sad record

PARIS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Mikhail Gorbachev did not understand the old Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin did not understand the new Russia. Vladimir Putin understands both and has cold-bloodedly promoted the re-emergence of some of least savory features of each one.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Larry Speakes, Reagan's spokesman, dies

CLEVELAND, Miss., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Larry Speakes, who served as U.S. President Ronald Reagan's deputy press secretary and chief spokesman for six years, has died. He was 74.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
By United Press International
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Mikhail Gorbachev
Former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev attends the "Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party" at Hampton Court Palace in London on June 6, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: Михаил Сергеевич Горбачёв, tr. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov, IPA:  ( listen); born 2 March 1931) is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.

Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant Ukrainian-Russian family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters on collective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While he was at the university, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of the Politburo in 1979. Within three years of the deaths of Soviet Leaders Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, and Konstantin Chernenko, Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Already before he reached the post, he had occasionally been mentioned in western newspapers as a likely next leader and a man of the younger generation at the top level.

Gorbachev's attempts at reform as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. For these efforts, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 and the Harvey Prize in 1992 as well as Honorary Doctorates from Durham University in 1995, Trinity College in 2002 and University of Münster in 2005.

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