Time Magazine Contents Page January 4, 1988

Vol. 131 No. 1


Man of the Year: An Intimate Biography Of the Soviet Leader

The little fellow on the left was four years old $when he sat for this photo with his grandparents $in the Russian village of Privolnoye. Today, at $56, he is General Secretary of the Communist $Party of the U. S. S. R. and one of the world' s $most formidable leaders. He has begun to shake $the Soviet economy from decades of lethargy, $open the machinery of government to greater $public scrutiny and inject a new flexibility into $Soviet behavior abroad. Millions of television $viewers around the world have...

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