Mikhail Gorbachev — who survived a coup attempt as leader of the USSR — questioned the ‘future fate’ of the US after the January 6 Capitol riot

Former head of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev attends the Victory Day military parade at Red Square in Moscow on May 9, 2017.
Mikhail Gorbachev saw the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot as a dark omen for the US.
The events “called into question the future fate of the United States,” he told Russian media.
Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, died at 91 on August 30.

Before his death, Mikhail Gorbachev said the Capitol riot threw the future of the United States into uncertainty.

The day after the attack, the former leader of the USSR told Russian news agency Interfax the events “called into question the future fate of the United States as a state,” multiple news outlets reported.

Gorbachev went on to say that “the storming of the Capitol was clearly planned in advance, and it’s obvious by whom,” although he did not specify whom he was referring to, according to The Moscow Times.

“It will take a little time, and we will figure it out, why it was really done,” Gorbachev said,…

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