Gorbachev skips meeting amid health concerns

2013-10-21 16:33

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has skipped an annual meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates because he is receiving treatment at a German hospital.

Stalin remains popular after 60 years

2013-03-05 21:21

About 1 000 devotees of Josef Stalin have laid flowers at his tomb by the Kremlin wall to mark the 60th anniversary of his death.

Gorbachev calls for environment court

2012-03-14 07:25

Mikhail Gorbachev has called for the creation of an international court to try environmental crimes.

Gorbachev calls for new Russia polls

2011-12-07 17:48

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has called for Russia's elections to be re-run as the opposition vowed new rallies contesting the results despite further mass arrests.

Gorbachev slams Russia's ruling elite

2011-02-16 15:02

The last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, has launched a stinging attack on Russia's ruling elite, claiming the Kremlin had banned him from setting up a political party.


Gorbachev hails Thatcher's legecy

2013-04-08 18:05

Margaret Thatcher was "a great politician and an exceptional person" who helped end the Cold War, says Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union.

Celebrity names used for new species

2012-12-20 20:55

In recent years, scientists who do the naming of new species have increasingly resorted to using celebrity names in taxonomy.

Gorbachev: Putin finished as leader

2012-02-09 16:29

Gorbachev says Putin has 'exhausted' his potential as a leader of Russia.

Google founder nominated for award

2011-03-14 08:36

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has announced nominees for a new prize for people who changed the world, including Google founder Sergey Brin.

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