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‘He is the slow road to freedom’: Russia bids farewell to Mikhail Gorbachev

TonThe Column Hall of the Bundestag is a grand old ballroom where the Soviet leader was displayed after his death. Nearly a century ago, Vladimir Lenin’s body lay on hold for three days before his funeral. Stalin and Brezhnev followed. And now Mikhail Gorbachev is here, pale in a coffin in the spotlight: the last …

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‘He is the slow road to freedom’: Russia bids farewell to Mikhail Gorbachev

TonThe Column Hall of the Bundestag is a grand old ballroom where the Soviet leader was displayed after his death. Nearly a century ago, Vladimir Lenin’s body lay on hold for three days before his funeral. Stalin and Brezhnev followed. And now Mikhail Gorbachev is here, pale in a coffin in the spotlight: the last …

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Russians bid farewell to last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at funeral snubbed by Putin

Russians bid farewell to last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at funeral snubbed by Putin

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev poses for a portrait in 2009. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev Gorbachev came from humble beginnings: he was born on March 2, 1931, into a peasant family in Privornoye. Here he is with his parents in Privornoye. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev Gorbachev with his …

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Gorbachev dies in shock and confusion over Ukraine conflict - translation

Gorbachev dies in shock and confusion over Ukraine conflict – translation

Interpreter worked with Gorbachev for 37 years Said he was shocked and disturbed by events in Ukraine Said Gorbachev still believed in Soviet ideas But he opposes the use of force to achieve their goals MOSCOW, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, was shocked by the conflict in Ukraine months before …

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Putin denies Gorbachev holding state funeral and will stay away

Putin denies Gorbachev holding state funeral and will stay away

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts a meeting with members of the government via video link on August 31, 2022 in Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool Note Editing via Reuters – This image was provided by a third party. Sign up now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com register MOSCOW, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir …

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Putin to miss funeral of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

Putin to miss funeral of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

“Putin’s work schedule does not allow him to attend the farewell ceremony for Gorbachev on September 3,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that the Russian president visited the Central Clinical Hospital today to give Gorbachev paid tribute and laid flowers by the coffin. Gorbachev’s farewell ceremony, which will be open to the public on Saturday, …

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Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who demolished the Iron Curtain, dies

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who demolished the Iron Curtain, dies

“Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev died tonight after a serious and long-term illness,” the Central Clinical Hospital said, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday. The man credited with introducing key political and economic reforms to the Soviet Union and helping to end the Cold War has been in poor health for some time. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told …

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