Mikhail Gorbachev at a launch event for a new book by Wilfried Scharnagl

Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev at a Russian launch event for a new book by German (Bavarian) politician and journalist Wilfried Scharnagl titled Am Abgrund: Streitschrift für einen anderen Umgang mit Russland [On the Brink: A Polemic For a Different Approach to Russia], at Moscow's Balchug Kempinsky Hotel. Source :Alexander Shcherbak/TASS

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