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Viktor Sukhodrev, English voice of Soviet leaders, dies at 81

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 14:16

The legendary interpreter who served as the English-language voice of every Soviet leader from Nikita Khrushchev to Mikhail Gorbachev has died in Moscow aged 81.

Ukraine failed to act democratically: Mikhail Gorbachev

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 21:20

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said that political crisis in Ukraine, which has seen its president driven from Kiev after protests, stems from its government`s failure to act democratically.

Obama right to hold off on Syria: Gorbachev

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 21:47

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Obama was right to seek backing from Congress for military action in Syria, but warned that intervening raised dire risks.

Gorbachev sees global failure to address eco-risks

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 18:29

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev painted a dim picture of the world`s environmental progress today, two decades after he and a former Swiss lawmaker founded Green Cross International.

Thatcher `great politician` who will go down in history: Gorbachev

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 18:47

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was a "great politician" who will go down in history, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev said on Monday.

Gorbachev denies USSR collapse as his fault

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 11:12

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has condemned attempts to blame him for the Soviet Union`s breakup.

Vladimir Putin afraid of his own people: Gorbachev

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 08:10

The Russian President has recently signed laws significantly increasing fines for violations of regulations on protests, widening definition of treason.

Gorbachev warns of new arms race

Last Updated: Friday, December 07, 2012, 16:37

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is worried that the world is entering a new nuclear arms race mirroring the Cold War weapons build up he helped end.

George HW Bush, Gorbachev lunch in Houston

Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012, 11:47

One-time world leaders George HW Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev are renewing their friendship.

Mikhail Gorbachev calls on Putin to resign

Last Updated: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 10:34

Mikhail Gorbachev called on PM Vladimir Putin to heed protester demands and quit politics instead of seeking a third term as Russian president.

Putin reponse to protests `shameful`: Gorbachev

Last Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011, 18:01

The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said he was ashamed of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev`s career was over.

Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a new vote in Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 20:42

Putin, meanwhile, officially registered Wednesday to run for the presidency in March.