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Russia: Reagan-Gorbachev sculpture unveiled ahead of Putin-Trump meeting

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 3, 2017 at 22:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

A sculpture of former US President Ronald Reagan and USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev shaking hands was unveiled at Burganov House Museum in Moscow, Monday.

The sculptor Alexander Burganov captured the moment of a Reagan and Gorbachev's brief encounter in the final years of the Cold War.

American writer Suzanne Massie, whose life's work has been to contribute to the US-USSR relations, took part in the unveiling ceremony. "I have been privileged to get to know this country and Russians as well as my own people in America. And I have loved you both and I have tried my whole life to try to bring you closer together," said she.

The composition continues a series of the artist's works initiated by the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation in 1995.

Russia: Reagan-Gorbachev sculpture unveiled ahead of Putin-Trump meeting02:06
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A sculpture of former US President Ronald Reagan and USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev shaking hands was unveiled at Burganov House Museum in Moscow, Monday.

The sculptor Alexander Burganov captured the moment of a Reagan and Gorbachev's brief encounter in the final years of the Cold War.

American writer Suzanne Massie, whose life's work has been to contribute to the US-USSR relations, took part in the unveiling ceremony. "I have been privileged to get to know this country and Russians as well as my own people in America. And I have loved you both and I have tried my whole life to try to bring you closer together," said she.

The composition continues a series of the artist's works initiated by the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation in 1995.

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