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)


Source: Jurnalul by jurnalul.ro.

*The article has been translated based on the content of Jurnalul by jurnalul.ro. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!