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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

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

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whom we have erected 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 he greets us every morning on the way to work very close to where the wall once stood the bust the man's head it helped this so much to tear down the wall and gorbachev put his head there next to the head of helmut kohl and george bush the heads of the german unit the fathers of the german unit gorbaschow bush and of course kohl and we will talk live with him kohl's son with walter kohl right here at welt his very special personal memories with michael

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and his father's memories at the v father of german unit yes and by s of course we'll talk to him about helmut kohls jr about michael

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's life's work about this life's work one can change the world yes he gave us german unity he broke through the iron curtain without bloodshed his life's work we bow there michael gorbachev the man with fire on his forehead his most famous phrase he who arrives too late punishes life supposedly said on october 6, 1989 in east berlin to the head of state of the gdr honecker the most famous message to gorbachev this from then us pre

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mr gorbachev did exactly what gorbachev did tear down the walls a staunch communist in the 70s soviet power apparatus rises steeply he 1985 huge country leads to reforms glasnost opening perestroika transformation thats gorbachev soviet union is weak he plaster falls 1991 gorbachev too now gone west a hero in russia today to many a traitor to this day go rbachev lived a secluded life the death of his beloved wife raissa in 1999 he became seriously ill for many years now deceased we bow to michael gorbachev thank god and we are very happy now more coal with us he is a businessman he is an author and he he is the son of former federal chancellor helmut kohl the chancellor of unity good morning you have met michael

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several times how did you perceive this meeting in me of course i had this meeting in the context of that time we perceived that 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 experiences of war themselves

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my father when he was a teenager george bush as a pilot in the us navy i m pacific i would know what war and ruin means, we will go into more detail politically e mr kohl but you also knew this man personally the families were very close really friends so what did you think about the person michael gorbachev his courage he said in the real situation in the 80s the soviet union the system in that moment needed reforms that went against the zeitgeist in the justification that recognized that if I want to do well then I have to endure courage and perseverance are two qualities with which I associate gorbachev you were 26 years old with the unit you met michael

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several times we also saw you as the son of the unity chancellor this whole process this historic world change of course it was not a process planned from the beginning no one knew what was going to happen i just remind you those embassies in the situation at the embassies in prague in budapest the picnic A key moment for me was my father's 10-point declaration that marked a divisional trend 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 first months of the year 1990, the two plus four negotiations were fraught with difficulties full of hooks and loops, yes I am allowed to say, and that just demonstrated the personal trust and human clarity between Gorbachev, George Bush, and my father ultimately created a political foundation on the basis of what people in the GDR at the time had civil resistance to. standing up against a system of discontent what it is apart from the 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 ultimately from his wife because his wife was always a part of his cia politics which essentially supported learning that war is not a means and in the current power structure of Vladimir Putin that is not the discussion at all and just shows that a h man who when he was young takes second place who has experienced the terrible pain what terrible pain it means also for his own family who simply 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 also if there are difficulties we have enough difficulties here today inflation gas energy crisis and so on the economy was on the right track it showed great resistance to his reforms, especially glasnost and perestroika and i think if toni can learn it is that we recognized it as right, that is, to resolutely affirm and defend freedom and democracy w we now live in completely different times in times of war, I know it is purely speculative, but these two statesmen, who were once so close personally the to each other, if we still had such men at the top who are personally so close to each other for the other we would be living in wartime today 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 goebbels comparison and the like but they each pulled together in the best sense of the word they met and both knew how to transfer old ideological passages and say we put the well-being of the people in the foreground in the face of the powerful political calculations that this is not possible with me putin today, that we has betrayed and lied for years, it is probably clear in this sense, it cannot be compared as a situation, it can be seen as a ray of hope and it can be said that it is k an automatism that western europe that germany has to live in enmity with russia quite the opposite the gorbachev era of george bush senior and my father shows harmony common goals common path is possible and at the end of the war and at the end of the confrontation a new era with gorbachev they have similar things in common this is my great hope it is so hard these days it is so hard to see as a ray of hope putin was one of the promising men somewhere far behind gorbachev for these times ago today what he does has been in charge for over six months ago 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 the legacy of gorbachev that continues here in germany the fall of the wall gung reunification remains undisputed, but gorbachev's legacy in russia is also putin the collapse of the soviet union so many russians would say that putin is the legacy of the holdts that are not like that in your country vienna today the first day the general amnesty for all emails corruption issues are a 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 two-track decision of nato 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 our 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 brutality and also the criminality of the putin system we have to overcome 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 it is not the end of time it is an episode an episode of the deterioration of lies and corruption what to say ia helmut kohl what would your father say what would your father say what would your father say today about the situation in ukraine that you see or about the death of michael gorbachev well he would say that a good friend is gone and me Of course it would be a human burden as heavy as the death of George Bush at that 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 the forefront of events in Europe, which which means that today we have a war in the middle of europe and ultimately we are facing a tipping point r with the big question mark if we are going to implement the tipping point and now i come back to

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with the necessary courage and the determination needed to make decisions that was walter kohl this bild live the son of helmut kohl on the death of michael

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on this day that the three fathers of the unity a lemana unite in heaven
michail gorbatschow ist tot letzter pr sident der sowjetunion nach langer krankheit gestorben
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