Who is This ?

<p>I'm currently studying Russia in Comparative Government. My teacher will give me extra points if I answer who this guy is. So, who is this guy ?</p>


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<p>I've just spent about 20 minutes searching Google Images, and I can't figure it out. Give us some more clues. What are you comparing Russia to? What timeframe are you studying -- current, or historical? If we have good guesses, we can enter those names in Google Images and up pops some photos of the person. </p>

<p>The fellow has a kindly expression, with a slight smile, so I don't think he has been a Russian leader. (Aren't they all frowny??) From his face, it seems to me he could be Jewish, or Italian, and definitely 20th century, and definitely not a military figure.</p>

<p>Let's brainstorm.</p>

<p>This is all I know:</p>

<p>The picture on the Edline page</p>

<p>Five point bonus: Who is the man pictured on my Edline page?</p>

<p>I will say nothing during the test. Just write it on bottom of the first page.</p>

<p>(Edline is a website where teachers can upload assignments, test dates etc)</p>

<p>The course is AP Comparative Government. The teacher is a PhD in history, so he always focuses on the historical context of the country we are studying at the moment. Most likely it is a 20th century figure, and he indeed has a smile. Perhaps he is from the 90's ? I really don't know</p>

<p>Looks like my grandpa</p>

<p>sorry I couldn't help</p>

<p>I would suggest you look through your textbook...that's most likely where he got the picture.</p>

<p>The only picture of a guy for Russia is Boris Yeltsin, and I don't think that is him. I use Monte Palmer's Comparative Politics, and it only has about a total of 3 or 4 pictures for Russia. Any other ideas ?</p>

<p>Well, I asked in another forum and someone said Mikhail Gorbachev. It might be, but the picture I posted seems to depict an older guy, without that "stain" on his forehead. What do you guys think ?</p>

<p>I think it is Gorbachev. This picture looks pretty similar to the one that you posted.</p>

<p>Google</a> Image Result for <a href="http://www.commondreams.org/archive/wp-content/photos/0603_03.jpg%5B/url%5D">http://www.commondreams.org/archive/wp-content/photos/0603_03.jpg</a></p>