Mikhail Gorbachev to announce shock retirement from politics?

Nobel Peace Prize 1990 created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Gorbachev fans. Speculation had been rife that Nobel Peace Prize 1990 is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 89, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 04/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a politician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician-president just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouMikhail

For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouMikhail was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Mikhail Gorbachev was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMikhail”
— @universalObserver, 3 Jul 2020
“I thought Mikhail Gorbachev retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 3 Jul 2020

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