- Born March 2nd 1931; in office from March 15th 1990 to December 25th 1991
- First and last president of the Soviet Union
- Preceded by Yuri Andropov (1982 - 1984; died) and Konstantin Chernenko (1984-1985; temporary replacement)
- Gorbachev took over in 1985
- Began "developed socialism" where he wanted to rid the USSR of corruption
- Gorbachev was forced to change his ways after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster
- Parallel to Lenin and Kronstadt mutiny
Mikhail Gorbachev was the first and last president of the Soviet Union. Born on March 2nd 1931, he came in to office in 1985 at the age of 54. He wanted to ride the Soviet Union of corruption, which was a mighty task. After the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, Gorbachev was forced to make a change. He died on Christmas Day of 1991.