Putin announced the enormous influence of Gorbachev on the course of world history

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Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences on the death of ex-President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev.

“Mikhail Gorbachev was a politician and statesman who had a huge impact on the course of world history. He led our country during a period of complex, dramatic changes, large-scale foreign policy, economic and social challenges. He deeply understood that reforms were necessary, he strove to offer his own solutions to pressing problems, — The message reads.

Putin highlighted the humanitarian, charitable and educational activities that Gorbachev has been engaged in in recent years.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that Gorbachev stood at the origins of many transformations and became the personification of global changes in Russia and the world. “He always ardently and reasonably defended his position, rooted for the country,” — emphasized the Prime Minister.

US President Joe Biden called Gorbachev “a rare leader, a man with imagination, able to see that a different future is possible, and who risked his career to achieve it.” . “The result is a safer world and greater freedom for millions of people,” he added.

French President Emmanuel Macron also expressed his condolences, saying that the “choice” Gorbachev “opened the road to freedom for Russians,” and his commitment to peace in Europe changed common history.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stressed that the perestroika policy laid the foundation for the end of the Cold War, elimination of borders and reunification of Europe and Germany.

In addition, officials from Israel, Japan, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Austria, the Netherlands, the European Union, the UN, NATO, etc., expressed their condolences.

Mikhail Gorbachev died on August 30 at the age of 92. The Central Clinical Hospital said that the politician died “after a severe and prolonged illness”, he had problems with his kidneys for a long time. In the “Gorbachev-Foundation” reported that the politician would be buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery, where his wife Raisa, who died in 1999, rests.


Gorbachev assumed the post of General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1985. In this post, he proclaimed a course for perestroika & mdash; a complex of economic, political, social and ideological reforms. The results of this period were democratic transformations, the end of the Cold War and the arms race on the one hand, but on the other— the difficult economic situation and the growth of separatist sentiments in the Soviet republics. At the end of 1991, with the collapse of the USSR, Gorbachev resigned as head of state.

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