Mikhail Gorbachev

Former President of the USSR

Heydar Aliyev is an outstanding politician who is intelligent, strong-willed, and cautious. Heydar Aliyev is an accomplished and competent person, he really could govern the state with full power as the first Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union. He was an active member of the Politburo and an extremely serious leader. He was a man of principle, and his magnitude on a political scale allowed him to pursue these principles. He also had a strong will.