Who can attend a funeral? Russia is figuring out how to say goodbye to Mikhail Gorbachev. Current.cz

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is to be buried in a prominent Moscow cemetery with burial terms set long before his death.

for Russian invasion of Ukraine Sanctions related to it have put a question mark on the participation of foreign guests at the funeral, the DPA agency reported. Gorbachev died last night in Moscow at the age of 91.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Gorbachev He was buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery for Celebrities in Moscow, with a reserved grave next to his late wife Raisa. Russian authorities have yet to set a date for the funeral.

Russia In response to Western sanctions, it has banned the entry of many high-ranking politicians from the European Union, the United States, and other Western countries. It also closed Russian airspace to aircraft from “unfriendly countries.”

Many Western politicians avoid contact with Russia because of the invasion of Ukraine ordered by the Russian president more than six months ago Vladimir PutinHowever, due to Gorbachev’s historical and international significance, many guests from abroad will probably want to say goodbye to politicians.

Gorbachev, as head of the Communist Party and thus of the entire Soviet Union, was responsible for ending the Cold War and the fall of the Iron Curtain. He was the first and last president of the USSR. He was elected to his newly created office on March 14, 1990. Although he became a favorite of the West, he was not respected at home. To this day, many Russians cannot forget his role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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