Viktor Orbán attends the funeral of Mikhail Gorbachev

The former head of state and head of the Russian party will be buried in the Novodeviciy cemetery in Moscow.

The funeral will be preceded by a public ceremony in the columned hall of the House of Trade Unions in Moscow.

The Hungarian delegation will include Fidesz politician Tamás Deutsch, historian Mária Schmidt, political director Balázs Orbán and lawyer and politician Imre Kónya, according to MTI.

Reuters writes that it is no surprise that Putin denied Gorbachev full state honors and said his schedule did not allow him to attend the funeral.

In addition, many Western heads of state and government who would normally have attended will be absent on Saturday, kept at bay by the chasm in relations between Moscow and the West opened by Putin’s decision to send troops to Ukraine in February.

Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and last president of the Soviet Union, died on August 30 at the age of 91 after a long and serious illness.

(source: AFP)

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