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Raisa Gorbachova

wife of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

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.

Raisa Gorbachova
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First Lady of the Soviet Union
In office
1 October 1988 – 25 December 1991
Preceded byLydia Gromyko
Succeeded byTitle abolished
Personal details
Born
Raisa Maximovna Titarenko

(1932-01-05)5 January 1932
Rubtsovsk, Altai Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died20 September 1999(1999-09-20) (aged 67)
Münster, Germany
Spouse(s)Mikhail Gorbachev (m. 1953–1999; her death); 1 child
Relations
  • Maxim Andreyevich Titarenko (father)
  • Alexandra Petrovna Porada (mother)
ChildrenIrina Mikhailovna Virganskaya
Alma materMoscow State University[1]
ProfessionPhilosopher

Gorbacheva suffered from a stroke in October 1993.[2] She was diagnosed with leukemia and died on 20 September 1999 at Münster University Hospital in Germany, aged 67.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gorbachev's Revolution, p. 55
  2. Schmemann, Serge (3 November 1993). "Gorbachev, Energetic, Chatty, but Not Yet Political". The New York Times. p. 3.

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