"Mr. Gorbachev - tear down this wall." - Ronald Reagan, Berlin, 1987
A short clip of the amazing speech which helped end the Cold War. Given by US President Ronald Reagan in Berlin, Germany at the Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987 (commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin) - "Tear down this wall!" was the challenge issued to Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev to destroy the Berlin Wall. Reagan challenged Gorbachev, who was then the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to tear it down as an emblem of Gorbachev's desire to increase freedom in the Eastern Bloc through glasnost ("transparency") and perestroika ("restructuring") .