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In Photos: Gorbachev and Foreign Leaders

Mikhail Gorbachev, who died Tuesday, was one of the most influential political figures of the 20th century.

Credited for playing a key role in bringing an end to the Cold War, he was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1990 for his accomplishments in international relations.

In particular, he negotiated a series of historic nuclear arms control agreements with then U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

Soviet relations with Europe also improved markedly during Gorbachev’s rule.

Here’s a look at some of his encounters with foreign leaders: