Investigators release Gogol-Center artistic director after questioningSociety & Culture May 24, 2:32
London may be among contenders for 2018 FIDE chess world championship — FIDESport May 24, 2:29
Putin begins talks with visiting Philippine leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 0:15
Mechanism of alerting on cyberattacks practically never used by US — spokespersonWorld May 23, 22:19
Putin praises work of Independent Public Anti-Doping CommissionSport May 23, 20:38
Russia needs expanding representation in global sports federations — ministerSport May 23, 20:21
Russian athletes must be trained for Olympics under certain geographic conditions — PutinSport May 23, 19:38
Final charges brought against Russian ex-economy minister UlyukayevBusiness & Economy May 23, 18:59
WADA delegation to visit Moscow this week to help with membership reinstatementSport May 23, 18:48
MOSCOW, November 9. /TASS/. The presidential election in the United States has taught the world community a lesson, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said on Wednesday.
"The election in the United States has taught the world community a lesson," Gorbachev was quoted as saying by the press service of the International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (Gorbachev Foundation).
"It concerns other countries, including this country," he said. "This demand for change showed the need for drastic alternations both in the domestic and foreign policies."
"At the time when free elections were held in our country and, owing to the infusion of new blood to each government agency, changes became noticeable at all levels of power," Gorbachev said, adding that "people stand up for the renewal of power institutions which must work for people from every walk of life."
"We will see if the newly elected US president will be capable of acting on behalf of Americans from all walks of life and of taking other nations’ interests into consideration," he added.
On Election Day, November 8, United States citizens cast their ballots and elected their 45th US President, Donald J. Trump. By securing more than the needed 270 electoral votes, Trump, the Republican candidate clinched his presidential victory. The election outcome was a spectacular culmination to a heated presidential race between the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate, Donald Trump. The former First Lady conceded to her rival by phone once the needed votes were in.