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Mikhail Gorbachev - 31 Jul 2013
Archive images of former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev.
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February 09, 2012
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev addresses students as he visits the International University...
Moscow, Russia
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev addresses students as he visits the International University...
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev addresses students as he visits the International University in Moscow February 9, 2012. Gorbachev's visit was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the university. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION HEADSHOT ANNIVERSARY)
RUSSIA/
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November 13, 2012
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev attends a presentation of his new book in Moscow, November...
Moscow, Russia
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev attends a presentation of his new book in Moscow
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev attends a presentation of his new book in Moscow, November 13, 2012. The new book called "Alone with Myself" is mostly dedicated to Gorbachev's late wife Raisa, according to the local media. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS)
USA/
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April 29, 2012
Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (L) and former U.S. Secretary of State Dr....
New York, UNITED STATES
Former Soviet Union President Gorbachev and former U.S. Secretary of State Kissinger attend a screening...
Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (L) and former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger attend a screening of "Cold War", a documentary chronicling the events that fuelled the war between the United States and the Soviet Union, at the Paley Center for Media in New York April 29, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
USA/
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April 23, 2012
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (L) talks as former U.S. President Jimmy Carter listens during...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
Former Soviet leader Gorbachev talks as former U.S. President Carter listens during the 12th World Summit...
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (L) talks as former U.S. President Jimmy Carter listens during the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago, Illinois, April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
GERMANY/
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February 24, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gobachev (L) visit a photo exhibition...
Berlin, Germany
German Chancellor Merkel and former Soviet leader Gobachev visit photo exhibition marking Gorbachev's...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gobachev (L) visit a photo exhibition marking Gorbachev's 80th birthday at the Kennedy museum in Berlin, February 24, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS)
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June 14, 2010
Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet leader, speaks during his interview with Reuters in Moscow, June 11,...
Moscow, Russia
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Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet leader, speaks during his interview with Reuters in Moscow, June 11, 2010. Gorbachev has appealed to the Kremlin to make Russia more democratic, saying President Dmitry Medvedev's push to modernise the country would not succeed otherwise. Picture taken June 11, 2010. To match Interview RUSSIA-GORBACHEV/ REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)
GERMANY/
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October 31, 2009
(L-R) Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, former U.S. President George Bush and former German...
Berlin, Germany
Former U.S. President Bush, former Soviet Union President Gorbachev and former Chancellor Kohl attend...
(L-R) Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, former U.S. President George Bush and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl attend a ceremony of the Konrad-Adenauer foundation to mark the upcoming 20-year anniversary, in November, of the fall of the wall which once divided communist East Berlin from capitalist west Berlin, in Berlin October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY POLITICS)
FILM-BERLIN/
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February 10, 2009
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his granddaughter Anastasia Virganskaya (R) attend the 'Cinema...
Berlin, Germany
Former Soviet leader Gorbachev and his granddaughter Virganskaya attend the 'Cinema For Peace 2009'...
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his granddaughter Anastasia Virganskaya (R) attend the 'Cinema For Peace 2009' charity gala at the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin February 9, 2009. Picture taken February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jens Kalaene/Pool (GERMANY)
PEOPLE-GORBACHEV/
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September 19, 2008
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (C) accepts applause after the presentation of the Liberty Medal...
Philadelphia, UNITED STATES
Former Soviet leader Gorbachev accepts applause after presentation of Liberty Medal at the National Constitution...
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (C) accepts applause after the presentation of the Liberty Medal by former U.S. President George H.W. Bush (L) and Constitution Center CEO and President Joe Torsella (R) at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2008. Gorbachev is the 2008 recipient of the award that recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and vision in the pursuit of liberty of conscience or freedom from oppression, ignorance, or deprivation. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES)
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October 21, 2005
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev smiles during a news conference marking the 20th anniversary...
Washington, USA
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev smiles during a news conference marking the 20th anniversa.....
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev smiles during a news conference marking the 20th anniversary of Perestroika at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington October 21, 2005. Perestroika is the government and political restructuring in the former Soviet Union that helped to end the [Cold War. ]
GERMANY
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October 03, 2005
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (R) and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl leave after a tree...
Potsdam, Germany
Former Soviet leader Gorbachev and former German Chancellor Kohl leave after a tree planting ceremony...
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (R) and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl leave after a tree planting ceremony during the festivities marking the 15th anniversary of the formal re-unification of Germany in Potsdam, south of Berlin October 3, 2005. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
GERMANY
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June 17, 2005
Former German Chancellor Kohl former Soviet Union President Gorbachev and former US President Bush wave...
Geisa, Germany
Former German Chancellor Kohl former Soviet Union President Gorbachev and former US President Bush ......
Former German Chancellor Kohl former Soviet Union President Gorbachev and former US President Bush wave durng the 'Point Alpha Award' cermony near the village of Geisa. Former U.S. President George Bush, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (L-R) wave from the podium during the 'Point Alpha Award' ceremony at the cold war-era U.S. Army observation post point Alpha at the demarcation line between East and West Germany near the village of Geisa, east Germany June 17, 2005. Bush received the inaugural 'Point Alpha Award', that honours outstanding contributions to German and European unity along with Kohl and Gorbachev on Friday, the anniversary of a 1953 workers uprising against Communist authorities in East Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
USA RUSSIA
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March 20, 2000
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan takes former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev for a drive in his...
Santa Barbara, United States of America
FORMER US PRESIDENT REAGAN DRIVES FORMER SOVIET PRESIDENT GORBACHEV.
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan takes former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev for a drive in his Jeep to tour the Reagan ranch in the Santa Ynez mountains near Santa Barbara, May 3. Gorbachev is at the start of a two week visit to the U.S.

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GERMANY RUSSIA
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December 21, 2004
Russian President Putin listens to former President of the Soviet Union Gorbachev during news conference...
Schleswig, Germany
Russian President Putin listens to former President of the Soviet Union Gorbachev during news ...
Russian President Putin listens to former President of the Soviet Union Gorbachev during news conference in Schleswig. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev during a news conference following bilateral talks with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder at Schloss Gottorf Palace in the northern German town of Schleswig December 21 2004. Putin welcomed proposals for Germany and the European Union to help resolve the conflict in Chechnya as he arrived in Germany on Monday for two days of talks with Chancellor Schroeder. REUTERS/Christian Charisius
RUSSIAN TOURISM
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March 22, 2004
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev prepares to leave a news conference for the Russian Heritage Highway...
UNITED STATES
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV INTRODUCES TOURISM INITIATIVE AT NEVADA NEWS CONFERENCE.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev prepares to leave a news conference for the Russian Heritage Highway Foundation after autographing a welcome card at the Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada, March 22, 2004. The foundation will fund an international effort to draw attention and tourists to the culturally rich 700-km (435 mile) Russian highway between St. Petersburg and Moscow. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus SM
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October 25, 2001
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev smiles during his news conference at a Madrid hotel October 25,...
Madrid, Spain
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev smiles during his news conference at a Madrid hotel October 2.....
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev smiles during his news conference at a Madrid hotel October 25, 2001. Gorbachev will attend a Conference on Democratic Transition and Consolidation which starts October 26.
WORLD AWARD
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October 03, 2001
CNN-founder Ted Turner (L) and singer Luciano Pavarotti (C) listen to
former Soviet president and President...
Vienna, Austria
GORBACHEV, PAVAROTTI AND TURNER DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE IN VIENNA.
CNN-founder Ted Turner (L) and singer Luciano Pavarotti (C) listen to
former Soviet president and President of the "Men's World Day" Mikhail
Gorbachev talking to journalists prior to a news conference in Vienna
October 3, 2001. The Gala on Men's World Day will take place on October
3 in Vienna's Imperial Hofburg Palace. The award for the Men of the
year will go to the Fire fighters of New York (FDNY). REUTERS/Herwig
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GERMANY WALL
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November 09, 1999
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev addresses November 9, 1999 a parliamentary session in the Reichstags...
Berlin, Germany
FORMER SOVIET LEADER GORBACHEV ADDRESSES PARLIAMENT IN BERLIN.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev addresses November 9, 1999 a parliamentary session in the Reichstags building on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. Gorbachev, credited by other speakers for his key role in defusing the Cold War and allowing Germans to reunite, reflected how freedom had brought Germans together while his own country, the Soviet Union, had evaporated into its composite states. REUTERS/Stringer

MUR/ZDC
GERMANY WALL DATE
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November 08, 1999
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (R), former U.S. President George Bush (2nd L), former German...
Berlin, Germany
FORMER LEADERS GORBACHEV BUSH AND KOHL WAVE FROM A BALCONY TOGETHER WITH BERLIN MAYOR DIEPGEN.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (R), former U.S. President George Bush (2nd L), former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (L) and Berlin Mayor Eberhard Diepgen wave from the balcony of Berlin's city hall November 8 before a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. Ten years after East Germans surged through the Berlin Wall into the welcoming arms of their western compatriots, Germany will, on Tuesday, celebrate the event that ended its Cold War division.

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RUSSIA GORBACHEV
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September 23, 1999
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (C) wipes his eyes as his daughter Irina Virganskaja (R) look...
Moscow, Russian Federation
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV WIPES HIS EYES AT HIS WIFES MEMORIAL SERVICE.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (C) wipes his eyes as his daughter Irina Virganskaja (R) look on at a memorial service for Raisa Gorbachev held in Moscow September 23. Russian and foreign dignitaries gathered at the brief meeting on Thursday to remember the former Soviet first lady ahead of a funeral in Moscow's exclusive Novodevichy cemetery.

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RUSSIA GORBACHEV BURIAL
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September 23, 1999
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev bends over the coffin of his wife Raisa before it is finally closed...
Moscow, Russia
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV STANDS OVER HIS WIFE RAISAS COFFIN DURING BURIAL.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev bends over the coffin of his wife Raisa before it is finally closed at the burial ceremony in the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow, September 23. Russian and foreign dignitaries gathered on Thursday to pay their last respects to the former Soviet first lady, who died on Monday.

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RUSSIA GORBACHEV
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September 20, 1999
FILE PHOTO SEP91-Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev's wife Raisa, seen here in a September 1991 file...
Moscow, Russian Federation
FILE PHOTO OF RAISA GORBACHEVA.
FILE PHOTO SEP91-Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev's wife Raisa, seen here in a September 1991 file photo with her husband, died September 20 in hospital in Germany after suffering acute leukaemia, a spokesman for the Gorbachev Foundation said in Moscow. She was 67.

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RUSSIA GORBACHEV
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September 20, 1999
UNDATED FILE PHOTO - Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev's wife Raisa, seen here in an undated file...
Moscow, Russian Federation
FILE PHOTO OF RAISA GORBACHEVA.
UNDATED FILE PHOTO - Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev's wife Raisa, seen here in an undated file photo with her husband, died September 20 in hospital in Germany after suffering acute leukaemia, a spokesman for the Gorbachev Foundation said in Moscow. She was 67.

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February 22, 1999
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gestures during an interview February 22. Gorbachev, the man [Margaret...
Moscow, Russia
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gestures during an interview February 22. Gorbachev, the man .....
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev gestures during an interview February 22. Gorbachev, the man [Margaret Thatcher] could do business with, grabbed her catchphrase on Monday to urge the West to work with [Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov.]
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September 24, 1998
FILE PHOTO JUL90 - Helmut Kohl (L) stands with former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (R) in this July...
Germany
FILER OF GERMAN CHANCELLOR HELMUT KOHL AND FORMER SOVIET LEADER MIKHAIL GORBACHEV.
FILE PHOTO JUL90 - Helmut Kohl (L) stands with former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (R) in this July 15 1990 file photo as they fix German re-unification during their visit to the Caucasus. Around 60.5 million eligible Germans are called to vote for a new parliament in the general election on Sunday September 27.

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USA REAGAN HEALTH
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May 03, 1992
File photo showing former Soviet leader Michail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa (R) with former U.S. President...
Santa Ynez, UNITED STATES
FILE PHOTO OF FORMER US PRESIDENT REAGAN AT HIS RANCH WITH FORMER SOVIET LEADER GORBACHEV.
File photo showing former Soviet leader Michail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa (R) with former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy, at the Reagan ranch in the Santa Ynez mountains near Santa Barbara on May 3, 1992. Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan's health is deteriorating and he could have only weeks to live, a U.S. source close to the situation said on June 4, 2004. Reagan, now 93, has long suffered from the brain-wasting Alzheimer's disease. The source said Reagan's condition had worsened in the past week. "The time is getting close," he said. REUTERS/Blake Sell/FILE BS/GN
JAPAN
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June 27, 2006
Mikhail Gorbachev visits Disneyland in Chiba, north of Tokyo, Japan April 12, 1992. REUTERS/Masaharu...
Chiba, Japan
Mikhail Gorbachev visits Disneyland in Japan
Mikhail Gorbachev visits Disneyland in Chiba, north of Tokyo, Japan April 12, 1992. REUTERS/Masaharu Hatano BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
RUSSIA
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August 31, 2006
Soviet tanks take position outside the Kremlin near St. Basil Cathedral on August 19, 1991, following...
Moscow, Russian Federation
Soviet tanks take position outside the Kremlin
Soviet tanks take position outside the Kremlin near St. Basil Cathedral on August 19, 1991, following the ousting of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. REUTERS/Michael Samojedan B&W ONLY RESCAN FROM NEGATIVE
RUSSIA YELTSIN
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January 01, 2000
Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev touch hands during Gorbachev's...
Moscow, Romania
YELTSIN AND GORBACHEV TOUCH HANDS BEFORE PARLIAMENT SPEECH.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev touch hands during Gorbachev's address to the Extraordinary meeting of the Supreme Soviet of Russian Federation in Moscow, August 23, 1991. REUTERS/Gennady Galperin (RUSSIA)

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August 19, 2011
Russian President Boris Yeltsin (R) and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev applaud during the Extraordinary...
Moscow, Russia
Russian President Yeltsin and Soviet President Gorbachev applaud during the Extraordinary meeting of...
Russian President Boris Yeltsin (R) and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev applaud during the Extraordinary meeting of the Supreme Soviet of Russian Federation in Moscow in this August 23, 1991 file photo. Russia is marking the 20th anniversary of the failed 1991 coup by hardline communists that hastened the end of the Soviet Union. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin/Files (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)
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November 30, 2012
U.S. President George H. W. Bush (L) and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev shake hands in front of U.S....
Moscow, Russia
U.S. President George H. W. Bush (L) and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev shake hands in front of...
U.S. President George H. W. Bush (L) and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev shake hands in front of U.S. and Soviet flags at the end of the press conference in Moscow in this file image from July 31, 1991. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files (SOVIET UNION - Tags: POLITICS)
POPE
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September 29, 2003
-PHOTO TAKEN 18NOV90- Pope John Paul II talks with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev during an...
Vatican City, Vatican
-PHOTO TAKEN 18NOV90- Pope John Paul II talks with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev during .....
-PHOTO TAKEN 18NOV90- Pope John Paul II talks with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev during an audience at the Vatican, November 18, 1990.
GORBACHEV
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November 10, 1990
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (C) waves a bouquet of flowers November 10, 1990, as he is flanked by...
Speyer, Germany - FDR
SOVIET LEADER GORBACHEV WAVES FLOWERS AFTER VISITING SPEYER CATHEDRAL, GERMANY.
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (C) waves a bouquet of flowers November 10, 1990, as he is flanked by his wife Raisa and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl after visiting the Cathedral of Speyer, Germany. SCANNED FROM NEGATIVE. REUTERS/Joachim Herrmann KNO/PN
CUBA RUSSIA
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April 02, 1989
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (L) and Cuban leader Fidel Castro wave from an open top car as it drives...
Havana, Cuba
FILE PHOTO OF CUBAN LEADER CASTRO AND SOVIET LEADER GORBACHEV.
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (L) and Cuban leader Fidel Castro wave from an open top car as it drives through Havana's Revolution Square in this April 2, 1989 file photo. Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in Havana tonight to begin the first visit by a leader of the Federation of Russian States and the first since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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US NEWS
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June 27, 2006
Ronald Reagan (C) and Mikhail Gorbachev (L) laugh in Washington, 8 December 1987. REUTERS/Larry Rubenstein...
Washington, USA
Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev laugh in Washington
Ronald Reagan (C) and Mikhail Gorbachev (L) laugh in Washington, 8 December 1987. REUTERS/Larry Rubenstein BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
USA RUSSIA/
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October 12, 1986
U.S. President Ronald Reagan (L) and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev leave Hofdi House after finishing...
Reykjavik, Iceland
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE U.S. President Ronald Reagan (L) and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev leave...
U.S. President Ronald Reagan (L) and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev leave Hofdi House after finishing their two days of talks during a mini-summit in Reykjavik October 12, 1986. REUTERS/Nick Didlick (ICELAND - Tags: POLITICS) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
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