91-year-old Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union, has died in Moscow.
He died happened Tuesday night. According to the hospital, Gorbachev struggled with a serious and prolonged illness. He was hospitalized at the very beginning of COVID, at the request of his doctors, and had been under medical supervision ever since.
Gorbachev was no doubt a divisive figure. Supporters credit him with having played a key part in bringing about an end to the cold war and as the architect of the Perestroika. Perestroika literally means “restructuring” or “reset” of the USSR, and restructuring is exactly what Gorbachev did but not exactly the way some planned.
His opponents accuse him of aiding in the fall of the Soviet Union and a major loss to Moscow’s prestige and global influence. But what’s the real story here? Gorbachev was part of the clan in Russia which has always been loyal to the Bolsheviks aka the Rothchild family.
In fact, the deal was made for him to step down as president on the promise of even more power and power he got. Gorbachev then became the Rothchild family’s trustee for all of the former USSR states placing over 300-trillion of the trust Ms. Goguen now runs under his care.