Naina Yeltsina

former First Lady of Russia

Naina Iosifovna Yeltsina (Russian: Наина Иосифовна Ельцина, née Girina, Гирина; born 14 March 1932) is the widow of the first President of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin.

Naina Iosifovna Yeltsina
Наина Иосифовна Ельцина
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Russia First Lady of Russia
In role
25 December 1991 – 31 December 1999
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Succeeded byLyudmila Putina
Personal details
Naina Iosifovna Girina

(1932-03-14) 14 March 1932 (age 91)
Orenburg Region, Soviet Union
Spouse(s)Boris Yeltsin (m. 1956–2007; his death)
Children2, including Tatyana Yumasheva

Yeltsina was rarely seen in public. She accompanied her husband on some of his foreign visits, including 1997 visits to Sweden,[1] Finland,[2] and a 1999 visit to China.[3] As a rule, Naina Yeltsina never interfered in her husband's political work.


  1. "The Swedish Royal Court, The Monarchy - State visits 1990-1999". Archived from the original on 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  2. Visitors to Finland
  3. Russian President Leaves Beijing for Home