Illiterate Gorbachev's reforms destroyed the Union, and the world has become unmanageable - do not pull States alone as the world's policeman, and blood was flowing around the world several times more. Including blood NATO soldiers and officers. Stupid reforms are always lead to serious consequences. The reforms of Alexander II, for example, actually abolished the reforms of Peter I and eventually led to the collapse of the Empire, three revolutions, and chaos. Yeltsin's rise is the result of that activity Gorbachev, who has failed due to poor management of the country and the loss of trust to himself to keep the power.