Who was President of the US when Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party ?
(LIFE) German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) congratulates former US President George H. W. Bush (R) as Bush's wife Barbara Bush standslokks on at the end of a ceremony at Friedrichstadtpalast on October 31, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. The event organized by The Konrad Adenauer Foundation takes place under the motto: 'The Fall of the Wall and Reunification - the Victory of Freedom.' Bush, Gorbachev and Kohl played key roles as the peaceful revolution unfolded in East Germany in the autumn of 1989. Their cooperation would pave the way for German reunification in 1990.