[gawr-buh-chawf, -chof; Russian guh r-buh-chawf]
- Mi·kha·il S(er·ge·ye·vich) [mi-kahyl sur-gey-uh-vich, mi-keyl; Russian myi-khuh-yeel syir-gye-yi-vyich] /mɪˈkaɪl sɜrˈgeɪ ə vɪtʃ, mɪˈkeɪl; Russian myɪ xʌˈyil syɪrˈgyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, born 1931, Soviet political leader: general secretary of the Communist Party 1985–91; president of the Soviet Union 1988–91; Nobel Peace Prize 1990.
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- Mikhail Sergeevich (mixaˈil sirˈɡjejivitʃ). born 1931, Soviet statesman; general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (1985–91): president (1988–91). Nobel peace prize 1990. His reforms ended the Communist monopoly of power and led to the break-up of the Soviet Union