October 4, 2022


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Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 91

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, in Moscow in 1990. Tass/Tass/ABACA

disappearance – More tactician than strategist, this former tyrant dreamed of a socialism with a human face. Persevering in reforming the Union despite the nations, he distanced himself from the aspirations of the awakened people.

Mikhail Gorbachev Would have been a good champion for two bad reasons:Survival of Communism and Maintenance of the Soviet Union.” This lapidary formula of a Moscow intellectual sums up the whole story… the weakness of an exceptional reformer “The Last of the Soviets“. Passionately, viscerally.

This irreducible data has profoundly shaped our view of the world Mikhail Gorbachev That she ended up killing him. Always knowing how to anticipate the reactions of his political adversaries in the party, he missed the whirlwind of national revivals. He persisted in reforming the Union despite the nations.

Some people even mistake it for political indifference. But was Gorbachev able not to be blind? Can Gorbachev deny Gorbachev? “We can’t be separated, guys, he cried before a writers’ conference in December 1990. It’s written in our genes!»

Mikhail Gorbachev was elected General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) in March 1985. -/AFP

Did the man of perestroika ever say otherwise…

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