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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mikhail Gorbachev calls on Putin to resign

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

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

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

Russia uneasily remembers USSR coup, 20 years on

Mikhail Gorbachev remains a marginal figure in modern-day Russia.

Russia needs change: Mikhail Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev criticised the government for taking Russia backward.

Gorbachev says Bush warned him of `91 coup

Bush relayed the message via telephone conversation amidst the signs of Communist Party discontent with liberal reforms.

War against Islam in Afghanistan partly of US’ own making: Gorbachev

Last Soviet leader urges British govt to pull out troops from Afghanistan.

Kremlin `banned my political party`: Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev claimed that Kremlin had banned him from setting
up a political party.

Middle East people need to feel “masters of their own countries”: Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader said the Middle East should embrace democracy.

Gorbachev urges Russia to adopt new approach to ‘terrorism’

Former Soviet leader insists terrorism cannot be defeated with “cannons”.

Time will come to bury Lenin: Gorbachev

Friday marks the 87th anniversary of the death of Lenin, the Soviet founder.