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SPIEGEL Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev 'They Were Truly Idiots'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Mikhail Gorbachev, 80, discusses the last days of the Soviet Union, his failure to resolve problems with the Communist Party and the ensuing bloodshed he says still troubles him today. He also accuses Vladimir Putin of pulling the country "back into the past."
Interview conducted by Matthias Schepp and Christian Neef in Moscow; translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.
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