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Mikhail S Gorbachev

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  • From the archives: Czechs Relegate Communist Party to Minority Role

    PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia -- Three weeks after it was born, this nation's opposition of students and political amateurs on Saturday won its revolution. The victory was sweeping: -- In a new government to be formally announced today, the opposition will hold...
  • From the archives: Soviet Group Seeks Total A-Test Ban

    MOSCOW -- Angered by the reported leakage of radioactive gases after the Soviet Union's two most recent underground nuclear tests, a new movement led by writers, artists, physicians and scientists in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan is seeking an...
  • From the archives: One of 'Our Old Sins'

    MOSCOW -- As the last few thousand Soviet soldiers leave Afghanistan, they are returning to a warm welcome from a relieved nation happy to have them home, but also to a growing political controversy over the nine-year war. "Our boys are coming home," a...
  • From the archives: Soviets See Afghanistan Move as Boost to Image

    MOSCOW -- Most countries are weakened politically by such clear military failures as the one the Soviet Union has suffered in Afghanistan, but Moscow expects to emerge with greater international influence after the final withdrawal of its forces Wednesday...
  • From the archives: Massive Beijing Protest Demands Leaders Quit

    BEIJING -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, surveying the massive protests during his historic visit to China this week, said Wednesday that he is now more convinced than ever of socialism's need for fundamental political and economic reforms,...
  • From the archives: Honecker Quits; E. Germany May Change Course

    BONN -- Embattled East German leader Erich Honecker resigned Wednesday under increasing pressure and was succeeded by Egon Krenz, a Politburo member regarded as a hard-liner, who indicated he will chart a new course. Honecker, 77, has been ailing since a...
  • From the archives: Czechs Remove Curb on Travel

    PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia -- Prime Minister Ladislav Adamec announced Tuesday that Czechoslovak citizens will no longer need exit permits to travel to Western countries, a move that signaled the first significant reverberations here from East Germany's...
  • From the archives: Key W. German Banker Killed in Car Bombing

    BONN -- Alfred Herrhausen, the head of West Germany's largest bank and one of the most powerful men in Europe, was killed in a bomb attack Thursday while he was en route to his office in Frankfurt. The office of the chief federal prosecutor said that the...
  • Coverage from the day space shuttle challenger exploded: Grief, sympathy felt around globe; Soviet TV shows videotape -- 'a tragedy for the world'

    Soviet television Tuesday showed the explosion of the shuttle on its nightly news program, and Soviet citizens joined leaders around the world in expressing shock and sadness. The Tass news agency reported the explosion within minutes of the disaster, in...