Immigration reform needs to address the treatment of detained immigrants
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The fact that Gorbachev is associated with the dissolution of the Soviet Union has made him a much admired man in the West, a near hero. His role is the reunification of Germany and the ‘liberation’ from Soviet overlordship of the remainder of Eastern Europe earned him a Nobel Peace prize in 1990. However in the much diminished successor state of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation, Gorbachev is seen in a very different light. Thus a chasm exists in the perception of Gorbachev as a person and as a politician between Russia and the West.