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Putin expresses condolences on Gorbachev’s death

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia – Mikhail Klimentyev/Planet Pix vi / DPA

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has expressed his “deep condolences” for the death of the last leader of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, in a first reaction in which the Kremlin has not valued the figure of the leader who put an end to the stage soviet

The spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dimitri Peskov, has informed the Interfax news agency that Putin will send a telegram of condolences to Gorbachev’s family and friends on Wednesday morning.

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The Kremlin must now decide what kind of tributes it offers to a former leader who continues to generate certain misgivings in the toughest sectors within Russia, since they see in him the symbol of the end of a stage of greatness and not the promoter of the reforms that The West recognizes him so much.

The isolation of Moscow as a result of the invasion of Ukraine also complicates the presence of foreign leaders at the future funeral, for which there is still no date.

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Source: Europa Press


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