1985 The Geneva Summit was a Cold War-era meeting in . It was held on November 19 and 20, between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. The two leaders met for the first time to hold talks on international diplomatic relations and the arms race.Both the Soviet Union and the United States were seeking to cut the number of nuclear weapons,
The last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev - who brought his country into a what he called Glasnost "openess" through a new movement within the communist system, Perestroika. Glasnost/Perestroika were what brought about the end to the communist era, along with a bankrupt economic system.