Mikhail Gorbachev inspires the youth at We Day

On Thursday, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev addressed 18,000 students at a youth empowerment event known as We Day. Mr. Gorbachev talked about how the Second World War shaped his life and pursue for peace.

Mr. Gorbachev said the world still counters countless challenges including economic, environmental, and military. He insisted the students to never deject and have faith in their leadership skills.

He said: “I think that this is a plan that he’s very close to fulfilling. But, to be perfectly honest, I think that we also have to bear in mind that opinion polls show that his authority and his support have gone down somewhat. I think that within the next few weeks and months things will become clearer. I think the parliamentary election campaign will make things clearer.”

On U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, Gorbachev said: “I noted the statement by President Obama. He said that he definitely will run but he is not 100 per cent sure that he will win. I was a little surprised that he said that. My own impression is that he has shown his ability and I think that the American people could give him their trust for a second term. But it’s for the American people to decide.”

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