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Russians who came for a last look at former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday mourned both the man and his policies that gave them hope. President Vladimir Putin claimed to be too busy to attend.
By Jim Heintz, Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized two updated COVID-19 boosters to target the omicron strain of the virus, life expectancy in the U.S. fell to just over 76 years as the pandemic continued to take…
In Russia and around the world, Mikhail Gorbachev was remembered on Wednesday. The last leader of the Soviet Union died Tuesday at 91, and his passing brought sharply different reactions. Nick Schifrin reports.
By Nick Schifrin, Cai Pigliucci
The last leader of the Soviet Union has died at the age of 91. Mikhail Gorbachev passed away in Moscow on Tuesday after a long illness. He took power in 1985 and introduced sweeping reforms, but he could not prevent…
By Amna Nawaz, Morgan Till
By Larisa Epatko
As leader of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, Gorbachev introduced a policy of greater transparency of government institutions and freedom of information.
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
President Vladimir Putin has long believed that the disintegration of the Soviet Union was a mistake and that Ukraine is not a ‘legitimate country’. Anne Applebaum, staff writer at The Atlantic, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what the invasion reveals…
By Jim Heintz, Associated Press
Authorities say security forces killed 26 demonstrators in this week’s unrest and that 18 law-enforcement officers died. More than 4,400 people have been arrested, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
By Stuart Smith, Daria Bondarchuk
As the United States continues to manage the fallout from its withdrawal from Afghanistan, in Moscow there's a sense of deja vu. Russia's departure after the Soviet war there led to a protracted period of chaos and civil war, which…
By Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
Gorbachev, who has stayed in a hospital as a precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic, was scheduled to have a video call Tuesday with his aides who gathered at his foundation to congratulate him.
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