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Today in history - Gorbachev

On August 24, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev stepped down as chairman of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. It was something of a hapless performance. And in one sense, Gorbachev can and should be seen as a bumbler. But the most important thing about him was a fundamental decency that meant the end of communism was remarkably bloodless.