ASL sign for: Gorbachev, Mikhail

Meaning: the eighth and last president of the Soviet Union; General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991 (when the party was dissolved).

Like how many other name signs are created by Deaf community, this sign was inspired by Gorbachev's birth mark on his bald head.

This sign was originally seen, used by Deaf Europeans, especially Eastern.


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