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Mikhail S Gorbachev

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  • 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...
  • From the archives: New-Style Election Altering Soviet Political Landscape

    MOSCOW -- Profound political changes are under way in the Soviet Union as the country prepares this month for its first contested parliamentary elections since the earliest days of the Soviet state. A dramatic upsurge in political activism at the grass-...
  • 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...