Perestroika, glasnost ... pizza? In a victory for capitalism, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev filmed a commercial for Pizza Hut in 1997. The spot shows him treating his granddaughter to a cheese pie while other Russian patrons discuss his legacy (economic ruin or freedom?). In the end, all hail him for bringing them pizza. Gorbachev said he did the commercial to earn money for his eponymous foundation. He also noted that pizza was about bringing people together. A decade later he traded fast food for luxury luggage, appearing in a print ad for Louis Vuitton.