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Gorbachev wins the Nobel Peace Prize

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In 1990, after his restrained handling of the end of communism in East and Central Europe, and his role in ending the arms race, Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The award was seen as controversial since Russian troops had been dispatched to quell nationalist uprisings in Soviet republics.

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