After many years of false reports and alleged attempts on his life, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has passed away at the age of 90. He leaves behind a life that is about as divisive as any you can witness throughout history, standing as a hero to some and the devil to many more.
You don’t have to look too far for evidence of this status. The streets of Miami fell into celebration once word of Castro’s death spread, world leaders celebrated a friend and ally that stood in defiance, and others called it the death of a tyrant. A definite line runs between ideologies when it comes to memorials to Castro, led by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a statement to Cuban President Raul Castro:
“The name of this distinguished statesman is rightly considered the symbol of an era in modern world history,” Putin said in a telegram to Cuban President Raul Castro cited by the Kremlin…
Fidel Castro was a sincere and reliable friend of Russia.”“His memory will forever remain in the hearts of the citizens of Russia.”