” The crowd, chanting “Gorby, Gorby, Gorby,” realised Mikhail Gorbachev had done something unique, strange and wonderful for a world leader. He identified problem of his 'communist' system and its 'centralized' ways and changed its course to abide by humane policies.
Mikhail Gorbachev, was a man not honored sufficiently, by an ungrateful world, for the example he set as a Leader of a Nation.
The surrender of immense political power. Something we wish and yearn for but never expect from leaders or politicians.
Mikhail Gorbachev, helped immensely to destroy the Berlin Wall built by earlier Soviet Leader, Nikita Kuruchev, the man who condemned the deeds of Joseph Stalin, murderer of 15 million Russians.
Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, showered praise on the former Soviet leader. She spoke at the ceremony marking the fall of the Berlin Wall: “You courageously allowed things to happen, and that was much more than we could have expected.”
Surrender of political power, giving up personal advantages, and spurning international recognition, was never seen national leaders in all history. See what Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is doing today.
Mikail Gorbachev set the example of self-sacrifice for the common good.
Gorbachev ignored the cowboy rantings of Ronald Regan and reached out to Margaret Thatcher. She said , '' I like Mr. Gorbachev; we can do business together.”
It is the British premier who influenced President Reagan to take conciliatory and not confrontational stance.
Gorbachev reacted favourably and brought the Cold War to an end.
Soviets waged war against Muslim fanatics - - - US supplied Stinger rockets to Afghan Warlords and destroyed Soviet helicopters.
Now US is blaming terrorists but can't tackle them. CIA sided with Osama bin Laden then and called him ''freedom fighters''.
Now US call them ''terrorists''.
Any logic or truth in this ?