Jill Dougherty is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and a former CNN Moscow Bureau Chief. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN.
(CNN)The funeral of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday will take place in Moscow’s famous Hall of Columns, where Russians have said farewell to other Soviet leaders — some revered, some reviled — like Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Leonid Brezhnev.
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