Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva (Russian: Раи́са Макси́мовна Горбачёва tr. Raisa Maksimovna Gorbachyova, née Titarenko, Титаре́нко; 5 January 1932 – 20 September 1999) was a Soviet activist and philanthropist. She was the wife of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbacheva was the First Lady of the Soviet Union from October 1988 to December 1991.
|First Lady of the Soviet Union|
1 October 1988 – 25 December 1991
|Preceded by||Lydia Gromyko|
|Succeeded by||Title abolished|
Raisa Maximovna Titarenko
5 January 1932
Rubtsovsk, Altai Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||20 September 1999 (aged 67)|
|Spouse(s)||Mikhail Gorbachev (m. 1953–1999; her death); 1 child|
|Children||Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya|
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
- Gorbachev's Revolution, p. 55
- Schmemann, Serge (3 November 1993). "Gorbachev, Energetic, Chatty, but Not Yet Political". The New York Times. p. 3.