One more story on Gorbachev, a short one. My shortest story ever.
There are plenty of stories on Mikhail Gorbachev right now. Open any major news channel.
I want to reiterate: there is no love for Gorbachev in Russia. Most Russians loathe him. He razvalil (broke up) the country. I don’t know what “most” means exactly. I generalize. But I know first hand. If you appreciate Gorbachev, you’re a “liberal” (well, I’m generalizing, again). Liberal folks are marginal folks, in Russia for sure.