Mikail Gorbachev

By: Dylan Schultz

What is Gorbachev known for? Biography.

He i known for being the last leader of the communist party.


He was born March 2, 1931, in Privolnoye, Russia. He became a delegate to the Communist Party Congress. He was elected general secretary in 1985. He became to first president of the Soviet Union in 1990, and won the Nobel Peace Prize that same year. He resigned in 1991.



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

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

-Mikhail Gorbachev

Why is Gorbachev influential in history?

Mikhail Gorbachev was the last General Secretary of the Soviet Union. He brought about massive economic, social, and political changes and helped bring an end to both the Soviet Union and the cold war.