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Vladimir Putin will not attend Mikhail Gorbachev’s funeral, pays tribute to hospital



Strong points

Gorbachev ended the Cold War without a fight
Mikhail Gorbachev was the 8th and last President of the Soviet Union
Glasnost i.e. supported free speech policy

Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the funeral of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev this weekend due to his prearranged schedule. However, he paid tribute to the late leader. The office of the Russian president in the Kremlin gave this information on Thursday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin went to the Moscow hospital where Gorbachev’s body is kept.

When asked if Gorbachev would be cremated with state honors, Kremlin spokesman Peskov said the funeral would have “elements” of state honors, including a “guard fee” and other formalities.

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev died on Monday. Gorbachev, 91, had been ill for a long time. He had ended the Cold War without fighting, that is, he had ended the Cold War without bloodshed. However, he could not stop the collapse of the Soviet Union. Mikhail was the 8th and last president of the Soviet Union. Gorbachev was a very influential leader of the Soviet Union. He also received the Nobel Prize.

relations with Putin were not good
Gorbachev remained a controversial figure. His relations with Putin were not good. Putin regards the collapse of the Soviet Union as a tragedy. Gorbachev is held responsible for this. Many Russian leaders, as well as Putin, believe that after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russia weakened and its economy collapsed. At that time, Russia was facing an economic crisis.

Nobel Prize awarded in 1990
Gorbachev also supported the policy of glasnost, ie freedom of speech. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev gave freedom to Russian media and the art world. He made many revolutionary reforms to loosen the Communist Party’s grip on the government. At the same time, thousands of political prisoners and critics of the communist regime were also released from prison. Gorbachev signed a nuclear disarmament agreement with the United States. He was also awarded the Nobel Prize in 1990 for peacefully ending the Cold War.

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