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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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On January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as America’s 46th President. The Soviet Union’s first president, Mikhail Gorbachev, has met with him on many occasions. In an interview with TASS, the ex-Soviet leader shared his opinion on the future of Russian-US ties under the new US head of state, the prospects of extending the New START deal, and the weight of speculation on “US hegemony” in world politics 20 January 2021
The past year 2020 proved to be a challenging one for the entire world due to the new coronavirus. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev spoke in an interview with RIA Novosti about the impact of the pandemic on his life, the outlook for international relations and his expectations of Joe Biden’s presidency. 13 January 2021

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