1989 | 106 x 158 cm | Painting with some collage elements on canvas | Signed by Thomas Dellacroix
Michael Gorbachev orchestrating and conducting the last Soviet symphony and the pass over from Communism to a new more democratic Russia.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev born 1931 is a former Soviet statesman, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the Soviet Union, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991. He was the only general secretary in the history of the Soviet Union to have been born during the Communist rule.
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. For these efforts, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.