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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

No More Ads for Gorby

WASHINGTON -- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has announced the end of his career as a pitchman for Pizza Hut, after filming just one television ad, The Washington Post reported.

Gorbachev made the revelation in New York last Thursday during a meeting with that city's mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the newspaper said Saturday

"I found myself in a difficult situation, so I decided to accept, on a one-time basis, this offer of doing this commercial," Gorbachev said through an interpreter.

"Pizza is a popular food after all, so I thought I did not sin that much," he said, saying that the funds were used to raise money for his Gorbachev Foundation, which manages his archive and library.