Despite this, Vladimir Vladimirovich has already visited the Central Clinical Hospital (TsKB), where he said goodbye to Mikhail Sergeyevich.
“The President went to the Kaliningrad region today. But before leaving, Putin stopped by the Central Clinical Hospital and said goodbye to Mikhail Gorbachev. He laid flowers on the coffin. We know that the general farewell ceremony will take place on September 3, but, unfortunately, the president’s work schedule will not allow it to be done on September 3, so he decided to do it today,” Dmitry Peskov shared with the press.
Footage from the moment of farewell could be seen in the news release on the Russia 1 channel.
Recall that shortly before his death, 91-year-old Mikhail Gorbachev had kidney failure, he lost 40 kilograms and, with all this, managed to remain optimistic. At least, those who communicated with the politician in difficult moments tell about this.
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“Mikhail Sergeevich always had a mobile phone, which I sometimes managed to get through. Sometimes a security guard took the phone, but he always handed it over to Gorbachev. He also said that he had undergone four complex operations, that he had lost 30 kilograms.
On another occasion, he said that he lost 40 kilograms. But he never lost his presence of mind. The fact that the state of health of Mikhail Sergeyevich is deteriorating, I personally felt about six months ago. Firstly, the information from his environment was not very optimistic. About three months ago, Gorbachev’s mobile phone was permanently switched off. And then completely: “The subscriber is not registered on the Web,” noted Alexander Gamov, special correspondent for KP, in his report.