Mary Dejevsky: Mikhail Gorbachev was a man loved by many but hated by Russians

It’s hard to overstate the irony of the timing. Six months and days after Russia invaded Ukraine – the same day Ukraine announced the start of its long-predicted offensive to retake the southern Kherson district from Russian occupation – the death of Mikhail Gorbachev was announced in Moscow. the first and last President of the Soviet Union and the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

The counterpoint with today and between Gorbachev and Russian President Vladimir Putin appears instructive and will be widely celebrated as such. The Liberator is contrasted with the Executor: the first – Gorbachev, a deeply liberal, in tune with the forces of history; the second – Putin, rigid and repressive by nature, doing his utmost by cruel and outdated means to turn back the clock. There is some justification for this; but in many respects this counterpoint will be wrong.

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