Red carnations from Marseille, a queue like in the USSR and a grave next to his adored wife: in Moscow they said goodbye to Mikhail Gorbachev

Red carnations from Marseille, a queue like in the USSR and a grave next to his adored wife: in Moscow they said goodbye to Mikhail Gorbachev

03.09.2022 0 By admin

People kept walking and walking: with roses, with carnations, with large bouquets and two flowers on thin stems. Even knowing that only high-ranking officials would be allowed to approach the coffin, many hoped to at least look at the president from afar. One of the women in line said that her friend came to the funeral ceremony from Marseille. And he brought with him a bouquet of scarlet carnations.

In the crowd, people whispered: “We stand as we stood in the USSR.”

There is a quiet but bitter truth in this – the one who became the last president of the Soviet Union, on the day when the world says goodbye to him, recalled a time that most people remember with both black sadness and nostalgia.