The Humanist Hope A Victory for Humanity Mikhail Gorbachev From: Volume 18, No. 1 Winter 1997 / 1998 ShareTweet Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is the former head of the USSR. He introduced a reform process that led to the democratic revolution throughout the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. See more articles This article is available to subscribers only. Subscribe now or log in to read this article.