The first and last president of USSR

The first and last president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, celebrated his 80th birthday on March 2. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev awarded Gorbachev the Order of St. Andrew, the highest honor of the Russian Federation, which was established by Peter the Great. Photo by AFP/Eastnews

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