Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev[note 1] (born March 2, 1931), was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. His attempts at reform led to the end of the Cold War, but although he was not trying to, this helped cause the end of the political power of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), and the break-up of the Soviet Union into smaller countries.
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. He won a Grammy Award in 2004 with Bill Clinton and Sophia Loren for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for their recording of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.
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- Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachov (Russian: Михаи́л Серге́евич Горбачёв), also sometimes spelled Gorbachov
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|General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party