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Glasnost and Perestroika’

Thank You, Mikhail Gorbachev, For Not Starting WWIII

Eric Margolis | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

The Soviet Union's disintegration could easily have ignited World War III with the US and NATO. That it did not was due to two remarkable men: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and his chief ally, Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze.