Fascinating interview. Note the “no plan,” the conversation with Gromyko on change, and why openness had to come first.
SPIEGEL Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev
In a SPIEGEL interview, Mikhail Gorbachev, 80, discusses the last days of the Soviet Union, his failure to resolve problems with the Communist Party and the ensuing bloodshed he says still troubles him today. He also accuses Vladimir Putin of pulling the country “back into the past.”