Biography of Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev is the 5th General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, president of the USSR, winner of the Nobel Prize.

Mikhail was born into a family of peasants in the Stavropol Territory. Work in his biography, Mikhail Gorbachev began at age 13, while still in school. In 1948 he went to serve in the army as a warehouse manager.

Higher education in the biography of Gorbachev was received at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, where he studied at the law department. After graduating from Moscow State University, he began working at the Stavropol Prosecutor’s Office. In 1952 he joined the CPSU. By 1955, he had served as the first secretary of the Stavropol Territory Committee, and in 1966 he became the first secretary of the city party committee.

The post of secretary of the CPSU Central Committee in the biography of Gorbachev was occupied in 1978. And already since 1980 he became a member of the Politburo. Five years later, Mikhail Sergeyevich became General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee. In 1990, Gorbachev was elected president of the USSR, so he simultaneously held two high posts: the president, the Secretary-General. The activities of Gorbachev as president were accompanied by numerous economic and political reforms.

When, in 1991, a coup took place, Gorbachev was removed from power, but later he returned and again held his post until the collapse of the Union in December. After Mikhail Gorbachev’s biography was blended with the powers of the president, he still did not abandon political activity. Since 2000, Gorbachev has headed ROSDP, and since next year – the SDPR. In 1990 he received the Nobel Prize for holding a peace process in the international community.

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Biography of Mikhail Gorbachev