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Mikhail Gorbachev

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Socialist Which Wholesome

Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Country Necessities Flies

Imagine a country that flies into space, launches Sputniks, creates such a defense system, and it can't resolve the problem of women's pantyhose. There's no toothpaste, no soap powder, not the basic necessities of life. It was incredible and humiliating to work in such a government.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Chaos New New Forms

I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

The Most Important Pond

A society should never become like a pond with stagnant water, without movement. That's the most important thing.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Country Away Other

Every country should conduct its own reforms, should develop its own model, taking into account the experience of other countries, whether close neighbours or far away countries.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Saw Grew Our

I grew up in a family of peasants, and it was there that I saw the way that, for example, our wheat fields suffered as a result of dust storms, water erosion and wind erosion; I saw the effect of that on life - on human life.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Brainy Me Now

If not me, who? And if not now, when?

- Mikhail Gorbachev

World Government Will

The world will not accept dictatorship or domination.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Fantasy Communist Some

I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Yesterday Big Still

If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

More Openness Means

More socialism means more democracy, openness and collectivism in everyday life.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Better Engage Mutual

It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Goal Think United States

I don't think Russia is setting this as a goal; I don't think this should be Russia's goal. I think even the United States doesn't need to be a superpower. China doesn't need to be a superpower. It's a different world.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

I Am Say Again

I say again that I am an atheist. I do not believe in God.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Through Political Leaders

Political leaders still think things can be done through force, but that cannot solve terrorism. Backwardness is the breeding ground of terror, and that is what we have to fight.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Market Centuries

The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Face See His

Sometimes when you stand face to face with someone, you cannot see his face.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Better Better Life Jesus

Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

War Developing Could

Without perestroika, the cold war simply would not have ended. But the world could not continue developing as it had, with the stark menace of nuclear war ever present.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Values Certainly Exchanges

There should be competition and exchanges between different countries, but there are certainly certain universal values, and that is freedom and democracy.

- Mikhail Gorbachev