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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 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

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

Chaos New New Forms

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

- 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

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

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

Yesterday Big Still

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

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Brainy Me Now

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

- 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

World Government Will

The world will not accept dictatorship or domination.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Other Been Needed

We could only solve our problems by cooperating with other countries. It would have been paradoxical not to cooperate. And therefore we needed to put an end to the Iron Curtain, to change the nature of international relations, to rid them of ideological confrontation, and particularly to end the arms race.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

More Openness Means

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

- 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

Leader Independent Became

On the day I became Soviet leader, in March 1985, I had a special meeting with the leaders of the Warsaw Pact countries and told them: 'You are independent, and we are independent. You are responsible for your policies, we are responsible for ours. We will not intervene in your affairs, I promise you.'

- 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

Better Better Life Jesus

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

- 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