Gorbachev first led the country as general secretary of the Communist Party from 1985 to 1991, and after 1990 he led the country as the first and only president of the Soviet Union.
Sputnik is broadcast live from Moscow, where the farewell ceremony for the last head of state of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, is being held. It is held in Congress. Officials granted an honor guard for the event.
The retired politician died on August 30 at the age of 91 after a long illness.
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https://sputniknews.com/20220903/farewell-ceremony-for-ex-ussr-president-gorbachev-held-in-moscow-1100333179.html Farewell Ceremony for Former Soviet President Gorbachev in Moscow