Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev Awarded AJHS' First Global Leadership Award.

In his remarks, Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz
acknowledged that when Gorbachev came to power, [he and Mr. Bialkin] "both sensed that change had come." Gorbachev corroborated the effect of American Jewish advocacy on behalf of Soviet Jews saying, "Reagan mentioned it at every meeting."

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