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The XXI century will be a сentury either of total all-embracing crisis or of moral and spiritual healing that will reinvigorate humankind. It is my conviction that all of us - all reasonable political leaders, all spiritual and ideological movements, all  faiths - must help in this transition to a triumph of humanism and justice, in making the XXI century a century of a new human renaissance.
 

     
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Perestroika's Concept and Its Implementation

 
 
Perestroika's Concept and its Implementation is a project devoted to the historical and archival reconstruction of Perestroika’s concept and its implementation. The study is based on the notes that Gorbachev’s assistants were taking at meetings of the Politburo of the Communist Party Central Committee.
 

 

The minutes of the Politburo meetings were published in two editions:

 

 
In the Politburo of the Soviet Union Communist Party's Central Committee / V Politburo TsK KPSS... Based on the notes of Anatoly Chernyaev, Vadim Medvedev, Georgy Shakhnazarov  (1985-1991). Moscow, Alpina  Business Books, 2006, 783 p.. -- 1st ed.
 
In the Politburo of the Soviet Union Communist Party's Central Committee / V Politburo TsK KPSS... Based on the notes of Anatoly Chernyaev, Vadim Medvedev, Georgy Shakhnazarov  (1985-1991). Moscow, Gorbachev Foundation, 2008, 900 p. 2nd ed., corrected and complemented. 
 
 
 

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The eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, he was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. 10 August 2021
Archie Brown. Re-evaluation of the huge achievements of the perestroika years, as well as the failures during them and since, is an unfinished task
This article has been publushed in Russian in Rossiya v globalnoy politike journal, #3. 2021. 11 June 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden will meet in Geneva on June 16. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev told Interfax special correspondent Vyacheslav Terekhov in an interview that the main task the two presidents will have to address is restoring strategic stability. 1 June 2021

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