Former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91
Former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91.
Gorbachev is the President who is believed to end the war, which led to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
He forced warms reduction, dealt with the United States and partnered with Western Power in an effort to reunify Europe after World War 11.
Unlike many Krelim leaders before him, Gorbachev refused to use force during pro-democracy protests that swept across the Soviet bloc nations and communist Eastern Europe in 1989.
While the former President gained fans and praise from the Western nations, Russian federations blamed him for losing the opportunity to gain power.
In June, Liberal economist Ruslan Grinberg visited Gorbachev in the hospital and told armed forces news outlet Zvezda, "He gave us all freedom - but we don't know what to do with it."
The prime Minister of Ireland, Micheal Martin, posted on his verified Twitter page that "Mikhail Gorbachev's reported death, according to Moscow's Central Clinical Hospital, is a reminder of how far Russia has fallen. From a powerful, if tyrannical state to now the playpen of gangsters and war criminals."
In a statement by Russia's Central Clinical Hospital, reported by Interfax news agency, "Mikhail Gorbachev passed away tonight after a serious and protracted disease."
The Tass news agency reported, citing a source close to the family, that "Gorbachev will be buried in Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery next to his wife Raisa, who passed away in 1999.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.