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Gorbachev
as in:  Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev


He thinks he’s Gorbachev.
Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (b. 1931)
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Mikhail Gorbachev Gorbachev
Strongly Associated with:   Glasnost, Perestroika
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  • He thinks he’s Gorbachev.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Mr. de Klerk, I said, echoing Mrs. Thatcher’s famous description of Mr. Gorbachev, was a man we could do business with.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • This Gorbachev that walks around with that thing on his head.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Now there was yet a new Russia under Gorbachev, a new Soviet Union, in fact, and his old age welcomed it.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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  • Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate!
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  • The walls of his office were covered with plaques and mementos, with photographs of Carl beside presidents, famous ballplayers, former employees, grandchildren, priests, cardinals, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Pope.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He said this straight-faced, how Gorbachev was basically conveying the news that the USSR faced turmoil from the republics.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Excuse me but if you rotate the map of Latvia ninety degrees so the eastern border goes on top, this is exactly the shape that’s on Gorbachev’s head.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Brian tried to conjure the shape of the winestain mark on Gorbachev’s head.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • You should train an eye on the mark on this Gorbachev’s head, to see if it changes shape.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • I think if I had a sensitive government job I would be photographing Gorbachev from outer space every minute of the day that he’s not wearing a hat to check the shape of the birthmark if it’s changing.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate!
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  • Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  • But the fall of the Berlin Wall had thrown Gorbachev out of power and left him in a precarious financial condition.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "Those who hope we shall move away from the socialist path will be greatly disappointed," Gorbachev had written in Perestroika (1987), at the height of his power.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Alan said something about how it seemed good to have a reformer in the position of Abdullah, and soon found himself comparing Abdullah to Gorbachev and de Klerk.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • In December of 1997, Gorbachev appeared in a Pizza Hut commercial, following in the footsteps of Cindy Crawford and Ivana Trump.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Not long afterward Mikhail Gorbachev appeared onstage and received a standing ovation.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • As a Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev never learned when to leave the stage, a flaw that led to his humiliating defeat in the election of 1996.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A group of patrons at a Moscow Pizza Hut thanked him in the ad for bringing the fast food chain to Russia and then shouted "Hail to Gorbachev!"
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In response Gorbachev saluted them by raising a slice of pizza.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • For his hour-long speech at the Mirage, Gorbachev was promised a fee of $150,000 and the use of a private jet.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • At the age of sixty-nine Gorbachev looked remarkably unchanged from his appearance during the Reagan years.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "I like America," Gorbachev said with a broad smile.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "You must have a lot of money," Gorbachev said.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A few minutes into Gorbachev’s speech, the audience began to lose interest.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • I counted at least half a dozen people seated near me in the Grand Ballroom who fell asleep during Gorbachev’s speech.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Gorbachev sounded like a politician from a distant era, from a time before sound bites.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The day after Gorbachev’s speech at the Mirage, Bob Dylan performed at the grand opening of the new Mandalay Bay casino.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • On the surface, Mikhail Gorbachev seemed an odd choice to address a group so resolutely opposed to labor unions, minimum wages, and workplace safety rules.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Mikhail Gorbachev was in town to speak at the Twenty-sixth Annual Chain Operators Exchange, a convention sponsored by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A year later Pizza Hut announced that it was pulling out of Russia as the country’s economy collapsed, and Gorbachev told a German reporter that "all my money is gone."
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • As Gorbachev explained why the United States must strongly support the policies of Yevgeny Primakov (the Russian prime minister who was fired not long afterward) row after row of eyes began to glaze.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • And I invite Mr. Gorbachev: Let us work to bring the Eastern and Western parts of the city closer together, so that all the inhabitants of all Berlin can enjoy the benefits that come with life in one of the great cities of the world.
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  • And Mikhail Gorbachev (former president of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, winner of the Orders of Lenin, the Red Banner of Labor, and the Nobel Peace Prize) was at the Grand Ballroom of the Mirage, giving the keynote speech before a fast food convention.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Gorbachev’s appearance at the Mirage seemed an Americanized version of that custom, a public opportunity for the victors to gloat — though it would have been even more fitting if the fast food convention had been down the road at Caesar’s Palace.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "And the merry clowns, the Big Mac signs, the colourful, unique decorations and ideal cleanliness," Gorbachev wrote in the foreword of To Russia with Fries, a memoir by a McDonald’s executive, "all of this complements the hamburgers whose great popularity is well deserved."
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • As the crowd grew, people began to chant Mikhail Gorbachev’s nickname "Gorby!
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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