Film: Gorbachev - Foreign Relations

Film Series: Power and authority in Russia and the USSR

By Emeritus Professor Archie Brown, published 19th January 2024

The end of the Cold War

Professor Archie Brown discusses how Gorbachev fundamentally reformed Soviet foreign policy, redefined relations with the West, fostered closer personal relationships with former adversaries and how he transformed the Cold War world.

He examines Gorbachev's policy towards Eastern Europe and the fall of the Iron Curtain, and looks at how his new foreign policy approach affected his personal popularity both in Russia and around the world.

This film is part of our film series that looks at Russian history through the lens of leadership from Alexander II to Yeltsin. New films will be published throughout 2024.

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