Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev dies
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has died at the age of 91 according to reports from Russian media.
Gorbachev was known for ending the Cold War as the final leader of the Soviet Union.
Many Russians blame him and his reformist policies for the country’s demise.
Russian news agencies say hospital officials have confirmed Gorbachev’s death.
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