Emmanuel Macron saluted a “man of peace whose choices opened the way to freedom for Russians”

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00:35 : Years later, in 2014, Mikhail Gorbachev explained on Thierry Ardisson’s set that this ad served him to fund his foundation:

00:34 : The last leader of the Soviet Union surprised many when he appeared in a Pizza Hut ad in 1997.

00:25 : The BBC looks back at pictures of the life of the last leader of the USSR, in particular this photo of Mikhail Gorbachev at the 27th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party in 1986, the first gathering of Communist leaders he presided over after coming to power the previous year.


00:19 : In March 2012, the former Soviet leader, guest for 20 hours on France 2, returned to the contested re-election of Vladimir Putin. Then he called the power ““authoritarian”. See:

00:15 : UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stated his “deep sorrow” after the death of Mikhail Gorbachev, to pay taxes to “a remarkable statesman who changed the course of history”.

00:13 : Honor Gorbachev Respect his memory He showed1 that the unexpected can happen2 that the hidden spirit of freedom can act and change the mentality formed from childhood into a dogmatic doctrine

00:12 : The philosopher Edgar Morin instead paid tribute to the former leader of the USSR on Twitter.

00:11 : “It is a symbol of the momentum towards a free and balanced world.”

Vladimir Fedorovski was Mikhail Gorbachev’s diplomatic advisor during the period of Glasnost (transparency). “Mikhail Gorbachev seeks the balance of interests, tries to distance us from the world based on forcehe underlined in franceinfo. It’s sad to see the world placed so close to the bottom.”

00:05 : I was saddened to hear of Gorbachev’s death. I have always admired the courage and integrity he displayed in bringing the Cold War to a peaceful conclusion. During Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, his tireless commitment to opening up Soviet society remains an example to us all.

00:03 : The resigned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not hesitate, on Twitter, to compare Mikhail Gorbachev, with whom he had “still admired for courage and integrity”to the current president of Russia. During Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, his tireless commitment to opening up Soviet society remains an example for us all.he wrote.

00:00 : THE DEATH OF MIKHAIL GORBACHEV. The last leader of the Soviet Union died on Tuesday, August 30. He was 91 years old. In 1991, his departure from power brought the end of the USSR. https://t.co/MIkBhcyFHX

11:59 in the evening : INA also rebroadcast on Twitter an excerpt from Mikhail Gorbachev’s live televised announcement of his resignation on December 25, 1991, which led to the end of the USSR. The entire speech lasted 12 minutes.

11:56 in the evening : I was saddened to hear of the death of Mikhail Gorbachev. He is a man who is trying to provide a better life for his people. His life is important because, without him and his courage, it would not have been possible to end the Cold War peacefully.

11:55 in the evening : Reactions to the death of the former leader of the USSR also began to reach the Atlantic. Former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice tweeted that “without him, it would not have been possible to end the cold war peacefully”.

11:52 in the evening : Vladimir Poutine “send a telegram of condolence to family and loved ones in the morning” of the former leader of the USSR, confirmed the spokesman of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, quoted by the news agency TASS, to complete the short message of condolence presented this evening by the president of Russia.

11:50 in the evening : “Mikhail Gorbachev will go down in history as the man who tried to turn a dictatorship into a democracy.”

At franceinfo, Jacques Attali saves Mikhail Gorbachev “the memory of a man truly free from the old system”. “We did not do what was necessary to help him stabilize a regime that he wanted to be democratic. We know the rest”he added.

11:47 in the evening : Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his “deepest condolences” on the death of the last leader of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev, the Kremlin said.

11:45 in the evening : Mikhail Gorbachev is a trusted and respected leader. He played a key role to end the Cold War and bring down the Iron Curtain. It paved the way for a free Europe. This legacy is one we will never forget. RIP Mikhail Gorbachev

11:45 in the evening : At the European level, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, greeted on Twitter “a reliable leader (who) paved the way for a free Europe”.

11:43 in the evening : By changing Russia, by refusing to die in war, by not ordering the shooting of Berlin, he simply disturbed the course of the 20th century. today and tomorrow. https://t.co/MfpWEhfhsH

11:43 in the evening : Reactions continue within the French political class. Renaud Muselier, president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regional council, posted this message on Twitter: “He turned the tide of the 20th century.”

11:39 in the evening : On December 25, 1985, the 8 pm news of Antenne 2 devoted a report to the “year of Gorbachev”, while Mikhail Gorbachev came to power a few months ago. “It is safe to say that his tenure at the head of the Soviet Union was the defining event”, said journalist Daniel Bilalian. INA should check this.

11:31 in the evening : Mikhail Gorbachev considered the man who made the most concessions to the West”franceinfo analysis Jean de Gliniasty, research director of Iris and former French ambassador to Russia.

11:29 in the evening : Sa The future of the global world, testamentary work published at the end of 2019 in Flammarion editions, Mikhail Gorbachev was saddened by the new nuclear arms race and accused the Americans of wanting to restore their hegemony in this way. French Culture sees this political testament of “Gorby”.

11:17 in the evening : With the disappearance of Mikhail #Gorbachev a prominent figure in European history has left. He will remain as the man of perestroika and the peaceful end of the USSR and the communist bloc. What an air of hope he raised… https://t.co/4uFz3Yytj6

11:17 p.m : Tributes to the former leader of the USSR have recently come from the side of the French political class. The president LR of Ile-de-France, Valérie Pécresse, greeted on Twitter “an important figure in European history”. “He will remain as the man of perestroika and the peaceful end of the USSR and the communist bloc”he wrote.

11:08 in the evening : At home, he promised and achieved greater openness by carrying out social reforms in his country and the declining economy (…) He ended the Soviet’s bad encounter with Afghanistan and, for five extraordinary months in 1989, he witnessed the explosion of the communist system, from the Baltic to the Balkans, in countries already weakened by widespread corruption and suffering economies”continues the American daily.

11:04 in the evening : Few leaders of the 20th century, or indeed of any century, had such a profound impact on their time. In just over six turbulent years, Mr. Gorbachev lifted the Iron Curtain, decisively changing the world’s political climate.”Write the New York Times (in English).

11:01 p.m : This is a part of the history of the 20th century that will disappear tonight… it will mark a country and the whole world. An interesting person

11:01 pm : A great man. Who changed the fate of Europe and the whole world. Sadness and respect.

11:01 p.m : Let’s not forget that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990! A sincere and complex man just left us tonight.

11:01 p.m : I was lucky enough to meet Mikhail Gorbachev one day on a trip to Moscow when I was young. I remember him as a kind and sincere person. RIP

11:01 p.m : Many of you, in the comments, give credit to the Russian politician, little appreciated by his fellow citizens, as analyzed for franceinfo Carole Grimaud-Potter, specialist in Russia and post-Soviet spaces.

11:01 pm : Supporter of a policy of rapprochement with the West, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. He finally resigned on December 25, 1991, which led to the end of the USSR.

10:53 pm : The former head of state led the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1985 until its dissolution in 1991. He launched a wave of political and economic reforms aimed at modernizing and democratizing the Soviet Union which faced the serious crises.


11:01 pm : “This evening (Tuesday), after a long serious illness Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev died”informs the Central Clinical Hospital TSKB.

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