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Michail Gorbatschow ist tot: Letzter Präsident der Sowjetunion nach langer Krankheit gestorben

Aug 31, 2022

Michail Gorbatschow ist tot: Letzter Präsident der Sowjetunion nach langer Krankheit gestorben

a special day gobbi is dead michael

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the last soviet pre

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the last surviving father of german unity he died after a long illness and today we say thank you for his life's work for the life's work of michael

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to whom we have set a monument with us from springer house this monument the bust of michael

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since 2010 so for more than twelve years now it greets us every morning on the way to work very close to where the wall once stood the bust the head of the man who helped so much this tear down the wall and gorbachev put his head there next to the head of helmut kohl and that of george bush the heads of the german unit the fathers of the german unit

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bush and of course kohl and we'll talk live with the kohl son with walter kohl right here on welt his very special personal memories with michael

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and the memories of his father at the v father of german unity yes and of course we will talk to him about helmut kohls son about the lifework of michael

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about this lifework one can change the world yes he gave us germans unity he managed to break through the iron curtain without bloodshed his life's work we bow there michael gorbachev the man with the fire times on his forehead his most famous sentence he who comes too late punishes life said allegedly on 6 october 1989 in east berlin to gdr head of state honecker the most famous message to gorbachev this from the then us pre

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mister gorbachev he did exactly that
michail gorbatschow ist tot letzter pr sident der sowjetunion nach langer krankheit gestorben
he had walls torn down gorbachev a staunch communist in the 70s the soviet apparatus of power rises steeply he 1985 the huge country leads into reforms glasnost openness perestroika transformation that's gorbachev the soviet union is weak the plaster falls 1991 gorbachev too now he's gone west a hero in today's russia for many a traitor to this day gorbachev lived a secluded life the death of his beloved wife raissa in 1999 he overcame himself seriously ill for many years now deceased we bow to michael gorbachev thank god and we are very happy that now further coal with us he is an entrepreneur he is an author and he is the son of the former federal chancellor helmut kohl the chancellor of unity good morning to you you have met michael

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several times how did you perceive this encounter in i of course had this encounter in the context of that time time perceived we came from the cold war and the most important thing was that my father understood that george bush and also michael gorbachev that war is not a means of politics for cooperation for coexistence is very important all three have war experiences themselves

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my father as a teenager george bush as a pilot in the American Navy i m pacific you would know what war and ruin means we'll go into more detail politically mr kohl but you also met this man personally the families were really close really friends so what did you think about the person michael gorbachev his courage that he said in the real
michail gorbatschow ist tot letzter pr sident der sowjetunion nach langer krankheit gestorben
situation in the 80s the soviet union the system at that time needed reforms that it went against the zeitgeist in the justification that recognized if i want to do it right then i have to endure it courage and perseverance are two qualities that i associate with gorbachev you were 26 with the unit you met michael

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several times we also saw you as the son of the chancellor of the unit this whole process this historical world change it was of course not a process that was planned from the start no one knew what was going to happen i just remind you of those embassies in the situation in the embassies in prague in bu dapest the pan-european picnic for me was a key moment the ten point declaration of my father which was trend-setting divisional and of course the opening of the brandenburg gate that ultimately the opening of the wall became irreversible shortly before christmas 1989 then in the early months of the year 1990 the two plus four negotiations were full of difficulties full of hooks and loops if i may say so and that just showed the personal trust and the human clarity between gorbachev george bush and my father ultimately created a political basis on the basis of what the people in the gdr at that time civil resistance to rising up against a system of discontent what is apart from the big big political goals what is the legacy of michael gorbachev the human heritage maybe something we can all learn from gorbachev today we can and finally from his wife
michail gorbatschow ist tot letzter pr sident der sowjetunion nach langer krankheit gestorben
because his wife was always part of his politics cia who essentially supported learning that war is not a means and in today's power structure of vladimir putin that is not the discussion at all and it just shows that a man who as a young man takes second who has experienced the terrible pain what terrible pain that also means for one's own family who just knows that war is not a remedy in europe and we cannot expect from it poverty is the most important quality that we need today in the current situation too if there are difficulties we have enough difficulties here today inflation gas energy crisis and so on and so forth the economy was on course he showed great resistance to his reforms, especially glasnost and perestroika and I think if toni can learn it is that what we recognized as right namely, resolutely asserting and defending freedom and democracy w we now live in completely different times in times of war, i know that is purely speculative, but these two statesmen, who at some point were personally so close to each other, if we still had such men at the top who are personally so close to each other, we would be today living in times of war that's hard to say what you can say is the state between my father and michael

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was anything but harmonious i'm just thinking about the goebbels comparison and similar things but they pulled each other together in the best sense of the word they found each other and they were both able to go past old ideological
michail gorbatschow ist tot letzter pr sident der sowjetunion nach langer krankheit gestorben
passages and to say we put the well-being of the people in the foreground before power-political calculations that this is not possible with me putin today, who has betrayed and lied to us for years is probably clear in this respect you can't compare that as a situation you can see it as a glimmer of hope and you can say it's k an automatism that western europe that germany has to live at enmity with russia quite the opposite, the time of gorbachev from george bush senior and my father shows harmony common goals common path it is possible and at the end of the war and at the end of the confrontation a new time with gorbachev have similar things in common this is my great hope it is so difficult that these days it is so difficult to see as a glimmer of hope putin was one of the up-and-coming men somewhere far behind gorbachev for these times today he does what he does he has been in charge for more than six months ago there was a brutal war in ukraine and they say there is a glimmer of hope that these three men were able to change the world with a firm belief in peace above all things in these times but you don't have to say gorbachev's legacy that it carries on here in germany this is still undisputed the fall of the wall reunification gung but the legacy of gorbachev in russia is also putin the collapse of the soviet union so many russians i would say putin is the legacy of heldts who are not like that in their country vienna today on day one the general amnesty for all
michail gorbatschow ist tot letzter pr sident der sowjetunion nach langer krankheit gestorben
e-mails corruption issues burden so i don't quite agree with you if you now move to the time 1905 180 1984 years before the fall of the wall years before german reunification when all this was unimaginable where there really was a high point of the cold war in the sense of the nato double-track decision nobody believed that there could be a solution in five in six years, which was unimaginable at the time and i reserve the hope if you like that there will be a time after putin that russia per se is not our enemy is that putin is ours enemy we have to distinguish very carefully we also have to understand that many of the problems are based on the hunger for power and the brutality and also h the criminality of putin’s system we have to get through this we have to win together we have to win together with ukraine together with our western friend and then other times will come again putin is not the end of time he is an episode an episode of the spoilage of lies and corruption what would helmut kohl what would your father what would your father say what would your father say today about the situation in ukraine you see or about the death of michael gorbachev well he would say a good friend has gone and i would of course just as heavy a human burden as the death of george bush at the time because you have also gone through extreme experiences and extreme decisions and extreme paths the human aspect would certainly be in the foreground for him and my father would certainly be in
michail gorbatschow ist tot letzter pr sident der sowjetunion nach langer krankheit gestorben
the forefront of developments in europe that means that we have a war in the middle of europe today and that we are ultimately facing a turning point r with the big question mark whether we are going to implement the turning point and now I'm coming back to

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with the necessary courage and the necessary decision-making determination that was walter kohl this bild live the son of helmut kohl about the death of michael

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on this day on which the three fathers of german unity are united in heaven
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