Gorbachev ended the Cold War without a fight
Mikhail Gorbachev was the 8th and last President of the Soviet Union
Glasnost means freedom of expression and support of ethics
Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the funeral of former Soviet Union (USSR) President Mikhail Gorbachev over the weekend due to his earlier schedule. However, he paid tribute to the late leader. The Kremlin of the Russian President gave this information on Thursday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin went to the hospital in Moscow where Gorbachev’s remains are kept.
Asked whether Gorbachev would be cremated with political honours, Kremlin spokesman Peskov said the funeral would include “elements” of political honours, including “honorary guards” and other formalities.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev died on Monday. The 91-year-old Gorbachev had been ill for a long time. He ended the Cold War without a fight, that is, he ended the Cold War without being killed. However, they could not prevent 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 was also awarded the Nobel Prize.
good relations with putin
Gorbachev remains a controversial figure. His relations with Putin were not good. Putin considers the collapse of the Soviet Union a tragedy. Gorbachev is constantly being held responsible for this. Many Russian leaders, including Putin, believe that Russia weakened after the collapse of the Soviet Union and that its economy collapsed. At this time Russia was going through an economic crisis.
Was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1990
Gorbachev also supported the policy of glasnost or freedom of expression. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev gave independence to the Russian media and art world. He introduced several revolutionary reforms to loosen the hold of the Communist Party over 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 US. He was also awarded the Nobel Prize in 1990 for peacefully ending the Cold War.
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First Published: September 01, 2022, 19:03 IST