Mikhail Gorbachev turned 90 on Tuesday, with several world leaders sending well-wishes to the former leader of the Soviet Union. The former leader of the Soviet Union and secretary-general of the Communist Party is considered by some as one of the greatest reformers of the 20th century — but remains a controversial figure at home. How did he celebrate his birthday? Still active, Gorbachev heads a political foundation and co-owns the Kremlin-critical newspaper, Novaya Gazeta . He celebrated his birthday while staying in a hospital as a precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gorbachev was scheduled to have video calls with his aides and associates who gathered at his foundation to congratulate him. He also spoke with world leaders and read messages from admirers worldwide. Gorbi and the Germans: Mikhail Gorbachev at 90 Remembering the 'Fathers of Unity' The first and only president of the former Soviet Union turns 90 on March 2. Since German … [Read more...] about Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev celebrates his 90th birthday
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MASTERCHEF UK fans are thrilled their favourite show is back for a 2021 series. We take a look back on what restaurants have been featured in the previous series and where the show takes place. Where is MasterChef filmed? Since 2014, MasterChef has been filmed at 3 Mills Studios, in East London but for the 2021 series social distancing was of course introduced. It is in the London Borough of Newham, and is in between Bromley-By-Bow and West Ham tube stations. It’s the site of a former distillery that is now a film and television studio. The studio has also been used for Gordon Ramsey: Cookalong Live, Million Pound Drop Live, Stand Up To Cancer, and Bad Girls. What restaurants have previously featured on MasterChef? In 2018, the team headed to some of the most wonderful restaurants yet and we can only hope that this year they somehow manage to top it. They headed to Sartoria, in Mayfair, London and had to prepare every dish on the menu for its customers. … [Read more...] about Where is MasterChef UK 2021 filmed?