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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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Olga Zdravomyslova

Executive Director
Olga Zdravomyslova

Olga M. Zdravomyslova is Executive Director of the Gorbachev Foundation; Doctor of Sciences (Philosophy); social scientist.

Born in the city of Ivanovo. Graduated from the Philosophy Department of Leningrad State University; completed a postgraduate course at the Philosophy Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Moscow).

Since 1980, carried out research in the area of theoretical and empirical sociology, lectured at Moscow State University, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, and the State University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

In 1997, at the invitation of Raisa Gorbachev, joined the Club Mikhail Gorbachev’s wife had launched; since 1999, had been Vice-President of the Raisa Maximovna Club. Since 2000, has been working at the Gorbachev Foundation; since March 2005, has been Executive Director of the Gorbachev Foundation.

Dr. Zdravomyslova’s area of academic expertise includes studies of social transformation processes and gender research. She is the author of numerous monographs and articles published both in Russian and foreign scientific publications and coordinator of several international research projects of the Gorbachev Foundation.

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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
Silvia Mercado, historian, journalist sent for her essay (in Spanish). Written by her after reading the book by William Taubman "Gorbachev. His Life and Times" (2017) Since 2012, Silvia Mercado coordinates RELIAL, the only Liberal Network of Latin America with a presence in 17 countries, through 42 organizations in the region. 5 May 2021

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