Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined politicians and writers to pay their respects to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who is believed to have died Tuesday at the age of 91.
“There’s an old saying, ‘Never meet your hero,'” destroyer the star wrote on Twitter, posting a photo of himself with Gorbachev. “I think that’s one of the worst pieces of advice I’ve ever heard.”
Mr. Schwarzenegger added: “Mikhail Gorbachev is one of my heroes, and it is an honor and a pleasure to meet him. “I am unbelievably lucky to call him a friend. We can all learn from his amazing life. “
Many fans around the world praise the Russian leader for helping to preside over the end of the Cold War.
Former US Secretary of State James A Baker III, who regularly dealt with Gorbachev for years on issues such as the Berlin Wall and NATO, called the former Soviet leader a “giant”.
“History will remember Mikhail Gorbachev as a giant who led his great country towards democracy…” Mr. Baker said, Reuters report.
“He played a key role in a peaceful end of the Cold War by deciding against the use of force to jointly hold the empire,” the US official added. in Moscow. The free world misses him very much. “
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