Press and proliferation

Mikhail Gorbachev discusses press freedom and nuclear arms

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics’ (USSR) final head of state, changed the course of modern history. Among other things, he ended the Cold War and a nuclear arms race with the United States and implemented the policies of ‘glasnost’ (openness) and ‘perestroika’ (restructuring) in the USSR through the 1980s, leading to a dramatic increase in social and political freedom, an end to the state’s centralized economy and the eventual dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
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