Russia’s leadership should start listening to the people or risk mass protests and disorder, said Mikhail Gorbachev , the last leader of the Soviet Union.
Present and past owners of OAO Bank Rossiya, the only company hit with sanctions for Russia’s takeover of Crimea, include three billionaires, two proteges of a Nobel Laureate and, according to a Spanish prosecutor, one possible mob boss.
Robert Birgeneau, the former chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, would like you to know he’s still available for commencement speeches.
Western analysts have been scratching their heads trying to figure out if China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, can properly be labeled a “reformer.”
"He was an extraordinary, talented person."
- Mikhail Gorbachev on Jul 07, 2014