Mikhail Gorbachev
Михаил Горбачёв
Timeline: New Union

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 86)
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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