West rolls out red carpet for Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet president, will be feted in London on Wednesday at a concert marking his 80th birthday this month ndash; an event with the drawing power only a man credited with ending the Cold War could boastThe contrast symbolises the sharp difference in attitudes towards the former leader, 20 years after the Soviet Union collapsed, in Russia and the west.
Few modern leaders have so polarised opinion.

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