I'm probably going to get flamed (and I'm a couple of years late), but I thought I'd try and be helpful anyway...
@WriteWhiteKnight : thank you for answering Flazer's question
@Anatoon : WriteWhiteKnight was answering Flazer's question... please try to understand context before name calling.
@bbqsheep : It looks like WriteWhiteKnight actually did mean George W. Bush... but thank you for trying to be helpful :-)
@icebergjtr : thanks for the history lesson :-)
Mikhail Gorbachev "served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR, having served from 1988 until its dissolution in 1991"