Ex-Soviet Union Leader, Mikhail Gorbachev Passes On At 91
August 31, 2022
The last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev passed away at age 91 on Tuesday. This was made known to the public by a Russian news outlet quoting medical sources.
Africa Today News, New York reports that the last surviving ruler of the Cold War, Gorbachev served as head from 1985 to 1991 and was instrumental in thawing icy ties between the US and the Soviet Union.
According to the news outlets Interfax, TASS, and RIA Novosti, Gorbachev passed away this evening after a terrible and prolonged illness, which was confirmed by the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow.
From 1985 until the Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991, Gorbachev served as its ruler.