Vladimir Putin extended his birthday greetings to Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies.
March 2, 2019
The message reads, in part,
“You are known both in our country and abroad as a respected statesman and public figure with tremendous professional and life experience.
It is gratifying that you have not moved to the sidelines, but are actively engaged in expert discussions on key issues of the international agenda and make a significant contribution to developing open substantive dialogue on crucial contemporary matters.