Address on Gorbachev Resignation
President George H.W. Bush delivered a televised speech from the Oval Office to the United States on the resignation of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who announced his resignation earlier in the day. President Bush expounded upon the historical weight of the events occurring in the Soviet Union over the previous year, and recalled the events occurring in the term of the former Soviet president. He also discussed the political ramifications for the U.S. of the changes occurring in the Soviet Union. close
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