PRESIDENT MIKHAIL S. GORBACHEV (RUSSIA) - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 285850
Sale Price $2,125.00
He signs a 10x8 color photo of his historic first meeting with President Reagan.
Historic Photograph signed: "Gorbachev" in Russian. Color, 10x8 overall, image 9½x6½ (one surface). Imprinted on verso: "Official Photograph/The White House/Washington",dated November 19. Fine condition. Accompanied by 1989 letter of transmittal, in French, from the Soviet Consulate in Montreal to a collector. Lightly creased. Fine condition. On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev succeeded Konstantin Chernenko as General Secretary of the Communist Party, becoming the new Soviet leader. President Reagan first met with the new Russian leader at a Summit Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland on November 19, 1985. It was at this historic meeting that they agreed that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought". 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. Two items.
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