The Gorbachev Foundation denied reports about the export of the Nobel medal to Germany
The information about the export of the Nobel medal of the first president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev to Germany is not true, RBC was told in the press service of the Gorbachev Foundation.
“The statement about the export of the Nobel awards to Germany is a slanderous insinuation, — said the press service of the fund. They reported that the ex-president in 1991 directed the monetary part of the Nobel Peace Prize to charitable purposes— in six medical institutions in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The medal and diploma of the laureate are owned by Gorbachev, the Foundation noted.
“Currently, the Gorbachev Foundation does not have the opportunity to exhibit in one place all the objects and documents included in the collection of the Museum of Perestroika. Some of them are on display at the Gorbachev Foundation, some have been transferred to various Russian museums, the rest are in storage, — The press service noted.
Earlier, the Brief Telegram channel, citing a source, reported that “Gorbachev's daughter took her father's Nobel medal to Germany.”
Gorbachev received the Nobel Peace Prize on October 15, 1990. The Nobel Committee said in a statement that he was awarded “for his leading role in the peace process.”
Gorbachev was the last general secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, he held this position from 1985 to 1991. In the late 1980s, he was Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, and in 1990-1991 he served as President of the USSR.
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