Russia: If You Think Boris Has It Tough

If You Think Boris Has It Tough...

Russia's economic free fall has not been kind to MIKHAIL GORBACHEV. First, in the banking collapse that followed last August's devaluation of the ruble, he lost--as he told the German magazine Bunte--his life savings of some $80,000. Then the Pizza Hut in Moscow that he made world famous in a TV commercial last year closed its doors. Now he's trying to make a little scratch and regain a measure of respect at home--where the vast majority of his compatriots continue to revile him for causing their present woes--with the latest volume in his post-Politburo oeuvre. Titled Thoughts on the Past and...

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