Mikhail Gorbachev was the leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. As General Secretary, he introduced wide-ranging reforms (glasnost and perestroika) which inadvertantly caused the collapse of communism in the USSR and Eastern Europe. Gorbachev resigned when the USSR was officially dissolved in late 1991.
"I like Mr. Gorbachev, we can do business together." - Margaret Thatcher
by scenester November 16, 2005
The saviour of the Russian people. Gorbachev inherited an economically crippled soviet union. Through the socio-political reforms of the Perestroika program, Gorbachev raised the standard of living, increased the civil liberties of the Russian (soviet) peoples and dissolved the threat of a Nuclear Holocaust.
by starky August 18, 2008
Boris Yeltsin rescued the coup against Mikhail Gorbachev, and made sure communism ended in the USSR.
by Gumba Gumba April 14, 2004
When one smears poop on the forehead of a sleeping person similar to the birthmark on the forehead of Mikhail Gorbachev, famous Russian premier
Hes gonna be real bitter when i give him a gorbachev tonight
by MIKE August 29, 2003
The saviour of the Russian people. Gorbachev inherited an economically crippled soviet union. Through the socio-political reforms of the Perestroika program, Gorbachev raised the standard of living, increased the civil liberties of the Russian (soviet) peoples and dissolved the threat of a Nuclear Holocaust.
There should be a statue of Gorbachev in Russia, not Stalin.
by starky September 6, 2008
1. In short, "da man"

2. The man who aided the dilapidated, mud-splattered Soviet people in obtaining the freedom they desired by liberalizing the Soviet system in unprecendened ways.
If it weren't for Gorbachev, we'd still be wearing Adias sweatpants and sandals with socks.....

oh wait...
by Albert Miaskovsky August 23, 2004
A traitor of people of Soviet Union. Using “perestroika” crushed USSR economy put an entire country in chaos and disarray that brought countless wars and deaths of tenths of thousands.
Greatly disliked in Russia.
Gorbachev prodal Sovetskiy Souz za Nobelevskou Premiu Mira.
by Matreshk July 10, 2005