See Mikhail Gorbachev has died

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Genuinely astonished to learn he didn’t die like 20 years ago or something. No idea why I thought that.

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In the Werner Herzog doc he said he wanted his gravestone to say We Tried, so hope that goes on there.

Quite enjoying that nobody can decide if he is 91 or 92

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I wasn’t going to say it.

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i must have read his Wikipedia hundreds of times. just one of those ones you always end up on i think

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He spent his life building walls, all the time hoping someone would call upon him to tear them down

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Pretty jokey thread, eh.

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People are taking the Mikhail, you might say

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Thought he was already dead

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As someone that knows very little about Soviet history and isn’t going to trawl his wiki until the weekend was he a

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I think Timmy Mallet is right about glasnost

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Amazing

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