Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader whose reforms led to the unlooked for break-up of his own country, and to the demise of communism across central and eastern Europe, has died in Moscow aged 91.
- Andrew Roth in Moscow and Luke Harding
- The Guardian
Gorbachev, who won the Nobel peace prize in 1990, had died after a “difficult and protracted illness”, Russian news agencies cited hospital officials as saying on Tuesday.
Gorbachev was the the first and last president of the Soviet Union.
He became the…