From the Publisher: Jun 4 1990

Mikhail Gorbachev makes so much news that for the past five years he has been almost a daily staple of the front pages and nightly broadcasts. Exclusive access is another matter: since taking office, he has given only a handful of interviews to American journalists. The first was to TIME in August 1985. "Do you think we're never going to meet again, so you are going to pile everything into one interview?" he joked after more than an hour of conversation. We did meet again. Last week, on the eve of his summit meeting with George Bush, Gorbachev invited Time Warner...

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