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Mikhail Gorbachev was the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union or USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).
FUN FACT: both the first and last leader name was Mikhail.
Mikhail Gorbachev started a anti alcohol campain in 1985."The purpose of reform was to prop up the centrally planned economy—not to transition to market socialism."Wiki.
"1988 would see Gorbachev's introduction of glasnost, which gave the Soviet people freedoms that they had never previously known, including greater freedom of speech. The press became far less controlled, and thousands of political prisoners and many dissidents were released. Gorbachev's goal in undertaking glasnost was to pressure conservatives within the CPSU who opposed his policies of economic restructuring, and he also hoped that through different ranges of openness, debate and participation, the Soviet people would support his reform initiatives." Wika At the same times lots of people criticized his ideas such as Nina Andreyeva.
In the year of 1989 Gorbachev helped end the cold wars.
In 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigns form leading the USSR wich had dissolved leaving Boris Yeltsin as leader of Russa
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