America Was “Arrogant” After The Fall Of The Soviet Union, Says 90-Year-Old Mikhail Gorbachev

  • The USA was “arrogant” after the collapse of the USSR, leading to the expansion of the NATO military alliance, Mikhail Gorbachev said on Friday.
  • “They grew arrogant and self-confident. They declared victory in the Cold War,” said the 90-year-old former leader of the USSR.
  • Gorbachev insisted that Moscow and Washington were “together” in pulling the world out of the nuclear arms race. “No, the ‘winners’ decided to build a new empire,” he added.

Agence France-Presse from Rawstory writes:

“The United States grew “arrogant and self-confident” after the collapse of the Soviet Union, leading to the expansion of the NATO military alliance, former leader Mikhail Gorbachev said on Friday.

In recent years President Vladimir Putin has grown increasingly insistent that NATO is encroaching close to Russia’s borders, and Moscow last week demanded “legal guarantees” that the US-led alliance halt its eastward expansion.

Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991, days after the leaders of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine said the USSR no longer existed.

“How can one count on equal relations with the United States and the West in such a position,” Gorbachev told state news agency RIA Novosti on the eve of the anniversary of his resignation as the leader of the USSR.

He said there was a “triumphant mood in the West, especially in the United States” after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

“They grew arrogant and self-confident. They declared victory in the Cold War,” said the 90-year-old…”

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  1. WTF cares what Gorbachev thinks? He and his ilk ran the USSR into the ground with that stupidity of Marxism. Russia has yet to recover from the little nations fleeing communism and leaving Mother Russia as quickly as possible. Can’t blame them either.

    Lenin and his idiocy totally screwed that nation, a pathetically weak nation at that, then Lenin and Marxism completely devastated the USSR.

    Industrial powerhouse…….Bwa ha ha ha ha, never in it history has it attained that status except in the fantasies of our looney left.

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