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Is Mikhail Gorbachev solely responsible for the collapse of communism? Why the Indian commrades rage by hearing his name? Your views?

Asked by Good Citizen, 07 Jul '10 01:14 pm
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1)Mikhael Gorbachev knew the inside story and the economic situation of then Soviet Union. It was almost bankrupt and it badly needed reforms both political and economic broadly speaking. His Perestroika saved his nation from ruin.
2)Unfortunately, Indian Comrades who are rank outsiders have been living in an illusion that the Communist GOD would never fail. First they got disappointed when the Soviet Union failed. They seem to think that Michael Gorbachev himself sabotaged his own country at the behest of someone else which is not an accurate view point.
3)Since the Indian Communists are not the original thinkers, they are entitled to get frustrated. First, they lost their GOD. At the same time they failed to build up any credible political base in their own country i.e. India. They have been even relegated to ALSO RAN position by the CPI(M) which looks to China instead of Moscow for guidance.
4)So they are frustrated people. Let them be.
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 07 Jul '10 01:46 pm

 
  
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Gorbachev's attempts at reform as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
While Gorbachev's political initiatives were positive for freedom and democracy in the Soviet Union and its Eastern bloc allies, the economic policy of his government gradually brought the country close to disaster. By the end of the 1980s, severe shortages of basic food supplies (meat, sugar) led to the reintroduction of the war-time system of distribution using food cards that limited each citizen to a certain amount of product per month. Compared to 1985, the state deficit grew from 0 to 109 billion rubles; gold funds decreased from 2,000 to 200 tons; and external debt grew from 0 to 120 billion dollars.

Furthermore, the democratisation of the Soviet Union and East ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 07 Jul '10 03:16 pm

 
  
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No gorbachev was instrumental to provide openness in the society and system but system collapsed and our lal bhais are still abusing him and prasing killing of youths of thyeninmin square of china
Answered by sushil trivedi, 07 Jul '10 01:16 pm

 
  
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Indian comrades are not knowing what they are doing and dont know why they are alwaays looking China, cubarussia etc? they donmt have no agendanda for India? if Gorbacheve was not their another man would lead the collapse of USSR. such a power were there from capitalism
Answered by Kurian Chacko, 07 Jul '10 01:19 pm

 
  
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