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Death of former and last President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev |01 September 2022

President Ramkalawan sends condolences to Russian President


President Wavel Ramkalawan has sent a message of condolence to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, following the passing of the former and last President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev.

In his message, President Ramkalawan, states: “President Gorbachev was a foremost statesman of our time who had a tremendous impact on world history. He will be remembered and revered as a bold and courageous leader, a man of firm principles and conviction who ushered in a promising era of peace, global security and cooperation. This is the legacy he leaves behind, to which we all pay tribute and honour.”

“On behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Seychelles, and on my own behalf, I offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the late Mikhail Gorbachev,” expressed the President.


Press release from the Foreign Affairs department

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