Today in Legal History: Reagan and Gorbachev Meet
On November 19, 1985, President Ronald Reagan met with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland. Reagan was no friend of the Soviet Union, referring to it as the “Evil Empire,” but Gorbachev was newly in power, with great plans for his country. The two hit it off. It was, perhaps, the start of something beautiful. Within five years, the Cold War would be over.
More information is available at:
- William Green Miller, Toward a More Civil Society? The USSR under Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev (Law Library 3rd floor @ DK288.T68 1989)