Gorbachev, who redirected course of 20th century, dies at 91


              FILE - Former President Ronald Reagan, left, and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev don cowboy hats while enjoying a moment at Reagan's Rancho del Cielo north of Santa Barbara, Calif, on May 2, 1992. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File)
            
              FILE - Former President Ronald Reagan, left, and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev don cowboy hats while enjoying a moment at Reagan's Rancho del Cielo north of Santa Barbara, Calif, on May 2, 1992. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File)
            
              FILE - Former President Ronald Reagan, left, and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev don cowboy hats while enjoying a moment at Reagan's Rancho del Cielo north of Santa Barbara, Calif, on May 2, 1992. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File)
            
              FILE - Former U.S. President George Bush meets with Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, who stepped down in 1991 as the Soviet Union collapsed during Bush's presidency in Moscow, Russia on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
            
              FILE - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev attends the Moscow premier of a film made by Werner Herzog and British filmmaker Andre Singer based on their conversations, in Moscow, Russia on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
            
              FILE - Mikhail Gorbachev, center, attends the International Women' s Day Gala at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on March 7, 1985. Left to right are: Politburo members Geidar Aliey, Mikhail Solomentsev, Viktor Grishin, Andrei Gromyko, Mikhail Gorbachev and Nikolai Tikhonov. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Boris Yurchenko, File)
            
              FILE - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, right, talks with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during arrival ceremonies at the White House where the superpowers begin their three-day summit talks in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1987. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Boris Yurchenko, File)
            
              FILE - Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife Raisa react as they tour China's Great Wall at Badaling, Wednesday, May 17, 1989 in Beijing, China. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital.. (AP Photo/Mark Avery, File)
            
              FILE - Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev waves from the parade review stand of the Lenin Mausoleum on Saturday, Nov. 7, 1987 in Moscow' s Red Square during the 70th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/ Boris Yurchenko)
            
              FILE - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says in Moscow that a local military commander ordered the use of force in the breakaway republic of Lithuania, where an assault by Soviet troops on Jan. 13, 1991 claimed 14 lives. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Boris Yurchenko, File)
            
              FILE Former U.S. President Clinton, center, shares a laugh with Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, right, and Bono, left, of the rock group U2, before a dinner hosted by Mr. Gorbachev, at the Russian Embassy in New York in honor of the Frank Foundation Child Assistance International of Washington D.C. on Sunday, March 10, 2002. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - In this undated photo obtained from the Kommsomol Young Communist League, Mikhail Gorbachev poses for a picture at the age of 19, wearing the Red Banner of Labor medal he received for driving a harvest combine on the plains of southern Russia. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (Kommsomol, Young Communist League via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev addresses the National Parliament, in Moscow, Soviet Union on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1985. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Boris Yurchenko, File)
            
              FILE - Russian President Boris Yeltsin, right, shakes hands with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and thanks him for meeting with the Russian People's Deputies at the Russian Federation building, in Moscow, Russia on Aug. 23, 1991. (AP Photo/Boris Yurchenko, File)
            
              FILE - Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, left, is greeted by former U.S. President George H.W. Bush during their meeting in Houston, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
            
              FILE - Pope John Paul II shakes hands with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in the first ever meeting between a Kremlin chief and a Pontiff, in Vatican, Friday, Dec. 1, 1989. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti, File)
            
              FILE - President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, right, meet for the first time before summit talks at the villa Fleur D'Eau at Versoix near Geneva, Switzerland on Nov. 19, 1985. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Scott Stewart, File)
            
              FILE - President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin, left, and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev enter the podium at the start of the closing session of the Congress of People in Moscow, Russia on Thursday, Sept. 5, 1991. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
            
              FILE - Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union, closes his resignation speech on the table after delivering it on television in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1991. Russian news agencies are reporting that former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91. The Tass, RIA Novosti and Interfax news agencies cited the Central Clinical Hospital. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)
Gorbachev, who redirected course of 20th century, dies at 91