Gorbachev speaks out about a few points that confirm what I thought all along, and that is Putin being a real pain for Russian democracy progression. He also speaks about the USA doing a good thing to pull out of Afghanistan. Some may say big deal, sure but remember he was head of state and he saw, lived and heard things we cannot even imagine. When people like that talk, you listen and analyze. Enough said visit the BBC News articles and view the video if you do not want to read. BBC News Video.