Secretary-general of the CPSU (1985-91). Leader of the USSR (1985-91). Currently, president of Green Cross International.
Mar 2nd 1931, Privólnoie, Rusia, URSS
Peace Prize 1989
For being the main architect of a climate of peace and international détente, which marked the end of the so-called cold war.
This situation was the fruit of a new conception of international security based on the concept of globality and interdependence of all countries, as well as the promotion of universal human values.
The award was presented in Barcelona.