The head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia criticized the Theater of Nations, which decided to make the last Soviet leader the main character of the play. Vladimir Zhirinovsky recalled that the collapse of the Soviet Union is associated with the name of Gorbachev.
Why make a production about a person whose activities resulted in the destruction of the country? Why romanticize this? - he writes in Telegram.
Zhirinovsky proposed to immortalize on the stage the leaders of the White movement - Generals Wrangel, Kornilov and Denikin. According to him, at least they were trying to protect their country, not destroy it.
Screenshot: Telegram / Zhirinovsky
Note that interest in the figure of the first and last president of the USSR is shown not only in Russian liberal circles, but also in Europe. In early October, a monument to Gorbachev was erected in the German city of Dessau-Roslau. The mayor of the city, Peter Kuras, who was present at the opening ceremony of the statue, noted that Gorbachev created conditions for restructuring and publicity, which ultimately led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall.