Guardian’s foreign correspondent and author Jonathan Steele writes in a profile of Mikhail Gorbachev,

The death of his beloved wife, Raisa, from cancer two years ago was a terrible blow, but he picked himself up within weeks and now maintains a schedule as energetic as ever. He visits the cemetery beside the Novodevichi monastery in Moscow once a week. Before each foreign trip he drives there to say good-bye.

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