“Putin’s Russia betrayed him”: how the world reacted to Gorbachev’s death


The death of the only Soviet president, Mikhail Gorbachev, on August 30, was responded to by many world publications and leaders of Western countries. Most of them regret the death of the last leader of the USSR and express gratitude for the end of the Cold War.


So, CNN noted that Gorbachev destroyed the Iron Curtain, but did not gain popularity in his country for this.

The Times wrote that the ex-president reconciled the USSR with the West, but paid for it.

The German newspaper Bild recalled Mikhail Gorbachev's contribution to the unity of the German state.

The French Le Figaro highlighted the Soviet leader's attempts to build socialism with a human face.

The Spanish El Pais called Gorbachev the father of perestroika and one of the most significant political figures of the last century.

The Polish publication Rzeczpospolita pointed to the attempts of the last head of the Soviet Union to reform the country, as well as to the “accidental” destruction of the USSR and the abolition of communism.

His dream of peace was betrayed by Putin's Russia

– said the Italian newspaper La Stampa.

Condolences in connection with the death of Mikhail Gorbachev were expressed by Vladimir Putin.

Mikhail Gorbachev was a politician and statesman who had a huge impact on the course of world history. He led our country during a period of complex, dramatic changes, large-scale foreign policy, economic, public calls. Deeply understood that reforms were necessary, sought to offer his own solutions to urgent problems

– said in the message of the Russian President.
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 31 August 2022 15: 25
    +10
    It is a pity that he died and did not go to court.
    1. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 5 September 2022 13: 17
      0
      Quote: Irek
      It is a pity that he died and did not go to court.

      And in general it is strange how to "betray" a traitor? The least is to repay according to merit.
  2. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 31 August 2022 15: 34
    +11
    Gorbachev, with his vital activity, showed absolutely to the whole world that the most terrible destroyer is a mediocre and ambitious "reformer". Unfortunately, this is how it works in this vast territory from the Baltic to Kamchatka: some thread of mediocrity like the last emperor or the last general secretary will come across, and everything will go to hell, whether it be an empire or an "Unbreakable Union".
    1. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
      Akuzenka (Alexander) 31 August 2022 16: 31
      +7
      I do not agree. Fools do not climb into high positions. He deliberately betrayed and confessed to it, saying that he hated the USSR. Moreover, he would not have done anything alone. First you need to assemble a team of like-minded people - traitors, which he did. These people, for the most part, remained in the shadows, but until the end of their days enjoyed the fruits of their betrayal. All of them are "glassy earth".
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 31 August 2022 17: 22
        +1
        (Alexander) Briefly. Y. Andropov brought M.S Gorbachev from Stavropol to Moscow to L. Brezhnev, wishing for changes from stagnation. Protege Gorbachev turned out to be a weakling and B. Yeltsin plugged him into his belt. But who B. Yeltsin is still not understood, whether he is an egoist, or poisoned and pushed into the hospital by a "family" of Jewish figures. Naina, the wife of a Jew, and daughter Tatiana is considered a pure Jew, that's why the whole "family" is only Jews (Chubais, Berezovsky, Abramovich, Voloshin, Lesin, etc.) They ruled Russia for almost a decade (while B. Yeltsin was lying with three heart attacks in the hospital), then the set of representatives of the Chosen People gradually changed, but as before they played and seem to play a major role in the leadership of the Russian Federation. It is necessary to denazify the leadership of the Russian Federation.
        1. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
          Akuzenka (Alexander) 14 September 2022 14: 20
          0
          Honestly, it doesn't matter what nationality they are! What matters is what they did.
    2. tkot973 Offline tkot973
      tkot973 (Konstantin) 31 August 2022 18: 52
      +1
      He is not completely mediocre, otherwise the overseas curators would not have brought him to power, and he would not have been able to fulfill their order. And he did everything he set out to do, well, almost everything. So this is ..., forgive me for God's sake, not mediocre at all.
  3. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 31 August 2022 15: 38
    +3
    Shut up, the only thing he deserved.
    1. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
      EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 31 August 2022 16: 21
      +6
      As far as I know, the full sentence reads:

      About the dead: either good or nothing but the truth.

      It's not for me to judge, but in my opinion, many, to put it mildly, do not like him.
  4. Ivan Vetrov Offline Ivan Vetrov
    Ivan Vetrov (Ivan Vetrov) 31 August 2022 15: 40
    +6
    burn in hell forever
  5. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 31 August 2022 15: 42
    +10
    The Spanish El Pais called Gorbachev the father of perestroika and one of the most significant political figures of the last century.

    We wish the Spaniards and the rest of the West more such reformers at the head of their countries.
  6. Foxsvl Offline Foxsvl
    Foxsvl (Vladimir) 31 August 2022 16: 14
    +3
    It's amazing how much confidence people have in him. He spoke beautifully. I remember watching all the broadcasts of the Duma sessions on TV. Reforms, changes for the better. Make life freer and better. He blew the trust. Well, he is, but where is the CPSU party, how did it allow such a betrayal? Or was the entire top the same rotten? And on the ground, and where did the commissars, political workers go .. 30 years have passed, but there is still no awareness and assessment.
    1. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
      Akuzenka (Alexander) 31 August 2022 16: 34
      +1
      Well, he is, but where is the CPSU party, how did it allow such a betrayal? Or was the entire top the same rotten? And on the ground, and where did the commissars, political workers go .. 30 years have passed, but there is still no awareness and assessment.

      To all your questions, the answer is yes! 4 times different people and organizations filed applications to the court against him, reached the Supreme Court, ALL applications were rejected. All statements were based on evidence. Read on, a lot has been written about it. The first to initiate a case against him, Ilyukhin, being a prosecutor, almost immediately after the collapse of the USSR.
  7. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 31 August 2022 16: 24
    +4
    The people were not worthy of their traitor, Judas, and cursed him. But he, having sold the state only for a Nobel Prize and a kiss from Thatcher, became an idol for our enemies.
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 31 August 2022 19: 50
      0
      You also forgot the pizza hut and the magazine. And there among the organizers there are such carp ...
  8. Anatole 46 Online Anatole 46
    Anatole 46 (Anatoly) 31 August 2022 16: 24
    +1
    Quote: Bulanov
    The Spanish El Pais called Gorbachev the father of perestroika and one of the most significant political figures of the last century.

    We wish the Spaniards and the rest of the West more such reformers at the head of their countries.

    It seems already. Solid reformers and rebuilders at the head. And about Tagged? Indeed, let's shut up...
  9. Sergei Fonov Offline Sergei Fonov
    Sergei Fonov (sergey fonov) 31 August 2022 16: 54
    +5
    Gorbachev stopped the cold war so that over time the cold war would degenerate into a hot phase of confrontation. Gorbachev for us is not democracy, perestroika, peace and prosperity, Gorbachev is unemployment, hunger and poverty, families thrown out of apartments, Gorbachev is a fratricidal war and civil wars or conflicts, as someone thinks, in the territories of the former Soviet Republics, Gorbachev is a step back to lawlessness, lawlessness and a beggarly existence.
  10. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 31 August 2022 17: 34
    +4
    In Russian land there should be no place for a coffin with this Judas.
    And even more so at the Novodevichy cemetery.
    Do not mock the feelings of the people ......
  11. Andrey Govorov Offline Andrey Govorov
    Andrey Govorov (Andrei) 31 August 2022 18: 17
    +7
    A flurry of ridicule accompanied him to the grave,
    Some laughed just wildly
    And only I, only I sobbed
    I so dreamed of seeing him hanged.
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 31 August 2022 19: 52
      0
      They buried... They tore two button accordions...
  12. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) 31 August 2022 20: 09
    +3
    Judas went to the judgment of God.
  13. Pound Offline Pound
    Pound (Alexander) 1 September 2022 04: 28
    +2
    Quote: EVYN WIXH
    As far as I know, the full expression of the dictum is: "About the dead: either good or nothing but the truth." It's not for me to judge, but in my opinion, many, to put it mildly, do not like him.

    Burn in hell, labeled scum,
  14. Rinat Offline Rinat
    Rinat (Rinat) 1 September 2022 10: 54
    +1
    In the discussion, something is not visible admirers of the "talent" of the deceased ....
  15. Ladislav Sedlak Offline Ladislav Sedlak
    Ladislav Sedlak (Ladislav Sedlak) 1 September 2022 17: 18
    +2
    Gorbachev betrayed us rudely. am
  16. lemeshkin Offline lemeshkin
    lemeshkin (lemeshkin) 7 September 2022 10: 41
    0
    Gorbachev betrayed us rudely.

    And what betrayed, if possible, then more specifically? The fact that under him the "cold war" was rounded off, this should not have been done?