Well, no disrespect for the dead here but my memories mostly consist of a few comedic moments back in time.
Like in one of the Naked Gun movies?? Where Leslie Neilson rubs off Gorbachev's forehead birthmark! 😁
Anyway, it seems Putin has disallowed him from having a State funeral which to me seems very disrespectful for the last leader of the former USSR.
The other lasting memory I have of this communist leader is from the Ronald Reagan famous quote: "Mr. Gorbachev....Tear down this wall!"