PRESIDENT MIKHAIL S. GORBACHEV (RUSSIA) - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 266544
Sale Price $5,100.00
Small color publicity photograph of Mikhail Gorbachev.
Photograph signed: "M. Gorbachev" in Russian. Color, 7¼x5. Circa March-April 2000.On March 22, 2000, Gorbachev attended the Ministerial Conference held in Kyoto, Japan. On April 6-7, 2000, he headlined a roster of nearly two dozen scholars and policy-makers at an international conference, "The Future of U.S. and Russian Relations", at Northeastern University. Sponsored by the Gorbachev Foundation of North America, conference attendees included Graham Allen, member of Parliament, Alaxander Bessmertnykh, Russia's former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oleg T. Bogomolov of Russia's Institute for International Economic and Political Studies, Kim Campbell, a former Prime Minister of Canada, and John Deutch, a MIT professor who had been the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, as well Alexander Likhotal, Vice President of Green Cross International. Gorbachev had founded the International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (The Gorbachev Foundation) in 1992; the North American branch is based at Northeastern University in Boston. In 1993, the year after Gorbachev attended the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, he created Green Cross International. Mikhail Gorbachev (born in 1931) was the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the U.S.S.R. and the last Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (1985-1991). He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 for his efforts to bring the Cold War to an end. His efforts were also noted by "Time" magazine, which named him its "Man of the Year" in 1987 and "Man of the Decade" (for the 1980s). The Soviet Union officially dissolved on December 26, 1991, the day after Gorbachev resigned. Minor surface crease (not evident head on) at upper background. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso (no show through). Fine condition.
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