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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev worked as the First Secretary of the Stavropol City Kosomol Committee from September 1956. Soon he moved upto the Stavropol Krai (regional) Committee where he worked as a Second secretary form April 1958 and as First Secretary from March 1961.

Gorbachev made another successful move in his career when he was promoted to Head of Party Organs in the Stavropol Agricultural Kraikom in 1963. When he turned 35, he obtained a degree as an agronomist-economist from the Agricultural Institute. In 1970, he became the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom. He was one of the youngest provincial party chiefs in the USSR. Soon as he got the position he started the reorganisation of the collective farms and he worked for the betterment of the situation of the peasants. His hard work paid off when he became a member of the CPSU Central Committee in 1971. In 1972, he took a Soviet delegation to Belgium. In the year 1974, he became a representative to the Supreme Soviet, and Chairman of the Standing Commission on Youth affairs. He achieved his next milestone in 1978 when he was appointed to the Central Committee Secretariat for Agriculture.

In the year 1979, he was promoted as a candidate member, and he received a full membership in 1980. He received the patronage of Yuri Andropov who was the head of the KGB. While working in the CPSU he got many opportunities to travel far and wide. This gave him the chance to meet many other famous personalities like in 1975 he went to West Germany with a delegation. In 1983, he went to Canada with a delegation to meet with PM Trudeau and many members of the Commons and Senate. The year 1984 saw him travel to the UK, where he had the pleasure of meeting Margaret Thatcher.

On the event of the death of Konstantin Chernenko, Gorbachev was elected as the General Secretary of the Communist Party on 11th March 1985. The most important feature of this election was that Gorbachev was the party's first leader who was born after the revolution. After his election, he tried to make many reforms within the party and the state's economy. He tried to make these changes by introducing the policies of glasnost (poenness), perestroika (restructuring), and uskoreniye (acceleration of economic development). These measures were successfully launched in the early years of 1986.

From 1985 – 1989 Gorbachev was actively involved in the domestic and economic reforms of the country. As is the norm with every politician, some of his reforms were very well received while others were criticised. Gorbachev got his biggest break in politics when Gorbachev was elected as the first executive President of the Soviet Union.

Gorbachev made many reforms in the domestic and economic aspects of Russia. He took Russia on the path to progress and made it what it is today.
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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is a shining star in the history of Russia. He is the one who put Russian politics on the world map. He was the last leader of the Soviet Union. He served from 1985 until its downfall in 1991. This great leader's attempts at reform brought about the end of the Cold War. It was a double victory as the end of the Cold War also marked the end of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and dissolved the Soviet Union. This great man was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.

His childhood was filled with problems, under the leadership of Joseph Stalin. He witnessed the atrocities of World War II when in 1942 the German troops occupied Stavropol. The occupation by the troops increased the problems of the community and those impressions were lodged firmly in the mind of the young Gorbachov. From 1946 through 1950, he worked in the summers as an assistant cum harvester at the farms in his area. He lobbied for the promotion of peasant labour. It was not an easy task as there were numerous state quotas and taxes on private farms. Moreover peasants were not issued passports thus they were left with no way to change their destiny but apply in the organised recruitment labour projects. Gorbachov saw this unfairness and he saw no difference in the life of the peasants with the recruitment programs.

Despite his problems, he was a brilliant student. He showed particular interest in History and Mathematics. After completing his schooling, he started working with his father on his collective farm and helped him harvest a record crop. He was awarded the prestigious Order of the Red Banner of Labour when he was only 16. It was a one of a kind honour that was bestowed on him. This award became his ticket to study at the Moscow University, where he studied law from September 1950.