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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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21 December 2015

Mikhail Gorbachev on the three biggest events of the outgoing year

 Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to respond to Kommersant business daily’s request to name the top three events of 2015 according to him. We have published his list on our website.

1. Aggravation of the global problem of terrorism; the emergence of the "Terrorist International" of a sort, as a challenge to the world.

2. Explosive growth in the flow of refugees to the European continent, with hundreds of thousands fleeing poverty and underdevelopment, aggravated by military conflicts.

3. In 2015, I became a great grandfather of two – my younger granddaughter, Nastya, had a baby son.

Kommersant, 21 December 2015




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Mikhail Gorbachev contributed an article to the special edition of the newspaper Osservatore Romano, published by the Holy See. The article, titled He Remains Our Contemporary, was also carried by Italy’s leading newspaper La Repubblica. 18 May 2020

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