The article looks at the religious beliefs of the former Soviet Union leader who died at the age of 91 in Moscow.
Who was Mikhail Gorbachev?
He stood at 5foot,9 inches tall with a a distinctive port -wine strain on the top of his head.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was a Russian and a former Soviet politician.
He reportedly lost his shinning hair in the 1960s and reportedly struggled against obesity and dieted to control.
He was born on 2nd March in 1931. Gorbachev was the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union.
He was the General secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union, a position he held from 1985 to 1991.
Mikhai; Gorbachev was the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1988 to 1989 as well as the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet.
He had poor background from peasant family of both Russian and Ukrainian heritage.
Growing under the rule of Joseph Stalin,Gorbachev had his education at the Moscow State University.
Mikhail Gorbachev graduated with a law degree in 1955 and got married two years to his graduation.
He worked briefly as a combine harvester operator before joining the Communist party.
He is a recipient of the famous Nobel peace Prize in 1990.
Was Mikhail Gorbachev an Atheist?
Gorbachev who is said to be a private person was baptized into Russian Orthodox church when he was growing up.
His grand parents were practising Christians. He is said to have visited the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi in 2008 sparking speculations of his connection to the Christian religion.
Mikhail Gorbachev was quick to indicate publicly that he was an atheist.