Mikhail GorbachevA planned speech at Principia College in Elsah by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has been cancelled, due to health concerns.  The 82-year-old will apparently be unable to travel to the United States next month for the appearance, which was to be part of the college's Speaker's Series kick off event on October 3.

The college announced the change on Wednesday, just days after announcing plans to bring the former president of the Soviet Union to the campus to speak on the Cold War and his time as the leader of the communist nation during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of democracy.  The college plans to find a replacement for the series and set a new date.

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