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Tags: thatcher | funeral | gorbachev | ill

Gorbachev Won't Attend Thatcher's Funeral Due to Ill Health

Thursday, 11 April 2013 07:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW — Mikhail Gorbachev will not attend late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in Britain next week because of health problems, a spokesman for the last leader of the Soviet Union said on Thursday.

"He is not feeling very well," spokesman Vladimir Polyakov said by telephone.

"He cannot make it," Polyakov said. "One must take into account his age."

Gorbachev, 82, paid tribute to Thatcher in a statement after she died on Monday, calling her "a great politician and an exceptional person" who helped end the Cold War.

The former Soviet president's last public appearance was on March 30, when he gave a lecture in Moscow.

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Mikhail Gorbachev will not attend late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in Britain next week because of health problems, a spokesman for the last leader of the Soviet Union said on Thursday.
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