Russia – Death of Mikhail Gorbachev (August 31, 2022)


France pays tribute to the former president of the USSR and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mikhail Gorbachev.

With courage and determination, he promoted freedom in Russia and the easing of tensions.

As a statesman, reformer and man of dialogue, he personally helped bring a peaceful end to the Cold War.

France offers its condolences to his family, his loved ones and the Russian people.