The then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev died at the age of 91.
He died at the age of 91 after a long illness.
The Russian news agency gave this information.
Sputnik News quoted the hospital as saying that Gorbachev had some serious ailments.
For which he was undergoing treatment for a long time.
But he breathed his last in the intervening night of August 30-31.
Mikhail was a highly influential leader of the Soviet Union who pioneered the reform of communist rule.