Skip to comments.VIPs toast Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday
Posted on 03/30/2011 9:52:38 PM PDT by FredDardick
When the birthday boy is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and widely acknowledged as 'The man who changed the world', you can expect some big names to turn up to raise a toast and help blow out the candles.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev celebrated his 80th birthday with a glitzy charity gala at the Royal Albert Hall tonight, attended by a host of VIPs, from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Hollywood ladies Sharon Stone and Goldie Hawn.
Stone acted as host for the evening, alongside Kevin Spacey, at a fund-raising concert featuring Katherine Jenkins, Shirley Bassey, Bryan Ferry, Mel C and the London Symphony Orchestra.
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And someplace in Heaven Reagan is toasting too...and throwing back his head and laughing at the fact that Gorby got the Nobel and he didn’t....
“The man who changed the world” because it was the only option President Ronald Wilson Reagan gave him.
“I smell a big, fat Commie rat.”
(thanx to general Buck Turgidson)
The man who changed the world because it was the only option President Ronald Wilson Reagan gave him.
You beat me to it....almost word per word. Thanks.
Revisionist history bastards. Ronnie Reagan is smiling and comfortable.
That’s perfect! Ronnie Reagan gets the last laugh at these bastards.
God Bless President Reagan. I wish he were here for us now.
Great Minds Think Alike. That happens a lot here.
Great Minds Think Alike.
I thought of what it means about 3 seconds after I hit “Post”.
You’re right, FRiend.
Gorbachev is part of the GREEN party....which is the COMMIE party.....so....I see he had his commie friends celebrating with him...
A little information that I’m proud of. My Dad and RR were friends before World War II, lost contact during the war, and after the war they contacted one another again. They stayed in touch and we visited Sacramento when he RR was governor and had a nice weekend with the Reagans. My Dad died in 1974 and we received a very nice card from RR and Nancy. My oldest brother received a phone call from RR on the occasion. He and Mike Reagan were little buddies as children.
I heard him give a speech a few years ago, and he’s still bitter about Reagan getting any credit for ending the Cold War, or the fall of the Berlin Wall.
He’s continues to tell the world he was the one who brought about change in the Soviet Union.
I wonder if President Reagan would be attending this event if he were still alive.
I didn’t appreciate it all at the time as I should have. I do now. I do remember that the Reagans were normal people and he and Dad laughed a lot.
Thanks for listening, FWF.
Thanks for the story. I think it’s great anytime someone can come that close to American history.
Oh please just a bunch of low life celebrities.
Damn shame Patton couldn’t make it. As I recall he was very tactful about toasting Russians.
Many of the same “VIPs” recently gave Roman Polanski a standing ovation, too. Hollywood is full of disgusting people.
The usual Hollywood commies guest list...
Celebrating in London, but not Moscow? Why? Because the Russians despise this man. He's the "Russian Jimmy Carter."
At least he gets to die in bed, unlike some other fallen dictators.
Mikhail Gorbachev is not popular in Russia. He is seen as a failed leader.
He is more popular in the West than among his own people.
I got a chance to hear Lech Walesa speak at my University. Walesa did a question and answer session in which one of the people in attendance asked him about his opinion of Gorbachev. I will never forget Walesa's reply:
"Gorbachev never renounced communism. He wanted to make it more effective and the world was so impressed by his complete failure that they awarded him the Nobel Prize."
There was another moment after the speech when an elderly Polish man who had been in the Polish resistance to Communism and Nazism in WW2 and after before fleeing to the US called Walesa his idol. Both men hugged each other on stage.
Great pics at the link, but they are Getty and can’t be posted.