Date: 7 months ago   Category: Politics

President of an era of changes: that George Bush Sr. thought of the collapse of the USSR, Yeltsin and Gorbachev


On Friday at the age of 94 years the 41st republican president George Bush Sr. - the person at whom the Soviet Union broke up died, Germany united and Cold War terminated. He governed only four years - since 1989 on 1993, nevertheless it is precisely possible to call this period rotary in the history. Being the president, he held seven summits with heads of the USSR and Russia - Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. As a result agreements on new relationship were reached, two contracts on reduction and restriction of strategic offensive arms are signed (the START-1 and the START-2). Ruposters tells how Bush Sr. and his advisers described the relations with the Union as treated its disintegration that the American president thought of the Soviet and Russian leaders.

Bush's Predecessor Reagan called the USSR "empire of evil", but Bush Sr. did not throw away such terms. He criticized for categoriality also the son subsequently - George Bush Jr. when that called Iraq, Iran and the DPRK "an evil axis": With such statements it is easy to be included in newspapers, but they will not help diplomacy. He was careful in formulations and estimates.

About Gorbachev
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B at a funeral of the secretary general of the Central Committee of the CPSU Konstantin Chernenko George Bush Sr. for the first time met 1985 Mikhail Gorbachev. Then it as the vice president represented delegation of the USA at a ceremony. He wrote down the first impressions about the successor of the Soviet secretary general: Gorbachev will create the Soviet line so acceptable for the West as far as to it it did not do any (I repeat, any) the Soviet leader. It has a disarming smile, warm eyes and the bribing ability to state an unpleasant thing and at once to recede to establish real dialogue with the interlocutor. Gorbachev seemed it the person ready to dialogue: He can be very tough. For example, I in details brought up a question of human rights, it interrupted me... I quote: "You in the territory of the United States do not observe human right" or (meaning the Afro-Americans) "you cruelly violate their rights". But along with it he told: "We will be ready to discuss this issue" and "let's appoint special representatives and we will discuss this problem. A new era
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on December 2, 1989, less than a month later after falling of the Berlin wall, Gorbachev and Bush for the second time met on Malta. This summit had to turn the page in the relations of the East and West. The USSR undertook not to interfere with policy of countries of Eastern Europe. Gorbachev recognized that the world changed. The world leaves one era and enters new. We stand at the beginning of a long way. It is a way to an era of lasting peace. Threats of violent acts, mistrust, psychological and ideological fight - all this has to sink into oblivion now... I assured the president of the United States that I will never begin war against the USA. Bush supported his reforms and initiatives: We can realize the idea of lasting peace and reach reliable cooperation in the relations between the East and

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