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Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, dies at age 100

Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State and an iconic figure in world politics, died on November 30 at the age of 101. He passed away at his home in Connecticut, according to Reuters. There is no information yet about the date and place of his funeral.

Kissinger was born on May 27, 1923 in Germany into a Jewish family and emigrated to the United States in 1938, where he received American citizenship in 1943. After military service, he continued his education at Harvard University, where he became a Doctor of Science. From 1954 to 1969 he taught at Harvard.

Kissinger became famous as a diplomat and politician. From 1969 to 1975, he served as National Security Advisor, and since 1973, in parallel, he served as Secretary of State. During his tenure, he significantly influenced the course of the Cold War and international relations, especially through his doctrine of "flexible response" and efforts to defuse tensions between East and West.

Kissinger was one of the authors of the SALT I Treaty and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and also made a significant contribution to the conclusion of the Paris agreements on Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

His latest comments on the situation in Ukraine and the future of Russia received wide resonance in the world community.

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