BBC News: How Gorbachev Got the Top Job
Describes the meetings and negotiations that led to Mikhail Gorbachev's assumption of power in the U.S.S.R. on March 11, 1985.
President Mikhail Gorbachev
Official site of the former Soviet leader. Includes in-depth movie of his political legacy, information on his current humanitarian projects, and tributes from various world leaders.
Time 100: Mikhail Gorbachev
Profile of the former Soviet Union leader, from the Leaders and Revolutionaries issue.
Wikipedia: Mikhail Gorbachev
Hyperlinked biography of the former leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991.