Gorbachev is known worldwide as the leader who ended the Cold War and prevented the world from splitting into two factions.
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former soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev Hundreds of people were seen standing in lines on Saturday to pay tribute to. Gorbochev is known worldwide as the leader who ended the Cold War. It is worth noting here that while people were giving Gorbachev’s last farewell, there was a face which was missing from this important event. Actually, we are talking about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who did not even come to bid farewell to Gorbachev. The Kremlin’s refusal to announce a state funeral shows Putin’s unease about Gorbachev’s legacy.
Gorbachev is known worldwide as the leader who ended the Cold War and prevented the world from splitting into two factions. However, Russia sees him as the leader of the breakup of the Soviet Union and the economic downturn, whose actions have left millions of people trapped in poverty. It is worth noting here that even though Putin did not take part in Gorbachev’s funeral, but on Thursday he did go to the hospital in the capital Moscow, where Gorbachev’s coffin was kept. He placed flowers reverently on top of the coffin.
…so because of these reasons Putin did not attend the funeral
The Kremlin said President Putin could not attend the funeral because of his busy schedule. At the same time, when asked on Saturday that Putin could not attend the funeral due to being busy in what? Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Putin had to attend a series of meetings, make an international phone call and prepare for a business forum next week in the eastern part of Russia. However, many people have believed that Gorbachev’s funeral was more important than these works.
Gorbachev to be buried next to wife
Mikhail Gorbachev died on Tuesday at the age of 91. Gorbachev will be buried at Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow. He will be buried right next to his wife Raisa. Earlier, the farewell ceremony is taking place in the Pillar Hall of the House of the Unions, a grand 18th century building near the Kremlin. The former president is kept in an open coffin. He has been given a guard of honour. People have come and placed flowers on his coffin. Gorbachev’s daughter is present at the funeral.