Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences over the death of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Reuters reported.
In a telegram addressed to Kissinger's wife, Nancy, Putin called Kissinger a "wise and far-sighted statesman."
"The name of Henry Kissinger is inextricably linked to the pragmatic foreign policy line, which in its time made it possible to reduce international tensions and achieve Soviet-American agreements of the greatest importance, which contributed to strengthening global security," Putin said in a telegram.
"Many times I have had the opportunity to personally communicate with this deep and extraordinary person, and I undoubtedly have the brightest memories of him," Putin said.
Kissinger, who died at the age of 100, was a supporter of a dialogue between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 70s that led to the conclusion of the first major nuclear arms control agreements between the two Cold War superpowers.
Henry Kissinger has died.
"Henry Kissinger has died. He has served his country for many years. At the same time, he was a pragmatist who took into account realities and did not blindly follow the canons of American foreign policy. Now in the American government and in the Western world there is no trace of such people. Rest in peace," former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's third president, was born on September 14, 1965 in Leningrad, wrote in X.
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