Pronunciation: (gôr'bu-chôf", -chof"; Russ. gur-bu-chôf'), [key]
Mi•kha•il S(er•ge•ye•vich) Pronunciation: (mi-kīl' sûr-gā'u-vich, mi-kāl'; Russ. myi-khu-yēl' syir-gye'yi-vyich), [key] born 1931, Soviet political leader: general secretary of the Communist party 1985–91; president of the Soviet Union 1988–91; Nobel peace prize 1990.
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