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Mikhail Gorbachev: There's No Free Press in Russia — or Anywhere Else
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Many people who send letters to the first and last president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, still write on the envelope: "To the Secretary General of the Communist Party, Kremlin." The Russian postal service is used to this and redirects the mail to the Gorbachev Foundation, headquartered in a modern building about seven kilometers north of the Kremlin.

Some of those letters are harshly critical of Gorbachev, who is regarded as a traitor by many Russians who regret the demise of the Soviet Union and the shocking economic transformation that followed. Some of the more vitriolic missives even encourage him to commit suicide. But at 83, Gorbachev is defiant and determined.

"I live and will continue to live according to my conscience and principles. Every


Added: Nov-21-2014 Occurred On: Nov-21-2014
By: mondo bongo
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Ukraine, Other News
Tags: Ukraine, Russia, Gorbachev
Location: Moscow, Moscow City, Russia (load item map)
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