MIkhail Gorbatchev (Gorbi) completely changed my life for the better. I offer my deep respect and eternal gratitude to him!

I will never forget the intoxicating spirit of freedom during the Perestroika era and beyond. The glimmer of hope, Moscow News, the emergence of cooperatives and millionaires, Brodsky and Mandelstam, Carnegie and Nietzsche. The most important thing is that the Iron Curtain fell. I specifically counted. In the thirty years since then, I have visited thirty-three countries. I have traveled abroad about a hundred times in total. In December 1995, in Switzerland’s luxurious Montreux Palace hotel, I had the opportunity to personally thank Gorbachev for the freedom he brought.

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