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Document Details


Title: Mikhail Gorbachev
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Public Broadcasting Service. Frontline
Collection: Gulf War Oral History
Description: President of the Soviet Union Q: What was your initial reaction on hearing Kuwait had been invaded by Iraq? Gorbachev: A surprise. An absurd decision. That action could have been done only by an adventurer or a person who did not have a sense of reality.
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/gorbachev/1.html
Original Language: English
Speaker: Gorbachev, Mikhail, 1931-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 2-Mar-1931
Speaker place of birth: Caucasus; Asia
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Government official; Laborer; President
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England; United Nations
Historical events discussed: Persian Gulf War, 1991
Locations discussed: Asia; Iraq; Kuwait; North America; Saudi Arabia; Southwest Asia; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England; Command of troops; Iraq; Kuwait; Military occupation; Military service, Voluntary; North America; Oral history; Persian Gulf War, 1991; Saudi Arabia; Southwest Asia; United Nations; United States; United States--Military history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0028778-31721