With the end of Stalin’s power, immediate liberalization in the Soviet life was brought. Khrushchev, the communist party leader criticized Stalin’s dictatorial reign, thus signaling a break with the past. His reforms failed because he lacked Stalin’s all-encompassing power (Lorimer, 1997). Moreover, his time in power was manifested by continuous manipulation against the political opponents much more real than that of Stalin. Khrushchev tried reforms in both foreign and domestic policy, but with mixed impacts. During his tenure, global politics became much more compound as anxiety of the Cold War persisted; he ultimately failed in policies of innovating agriculture, industry, and party politics. On the other hand, Gorbachev had a plan that comprised of some reforms for the survival of the Soviet Union. He advocated for openness, or more freedom of expression, restructuring the economy with market reforms, and the reforms in the communist party. He believed that his reforms were essential and used his power and leadership with an effort to implement them. However, these reforms were too slow; decentralization of the economy and gradual market reforms failed to maintain pace with people’s demands and the crisis of the time. The attempts to reform the communist party failed as change was too sluggish to match with events yet he was ever hindered by his will to surrender to the hard-liners so that he could retain power.