Raisa Gorbachova

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Raisa Gorbachova
First Lady of the Soviet Union
In office
1 October 1988 – 25 December 1991
Preceded by Lydia Gromyko
Succeeded by Title abolished
Personal details
Born Raisa Maximovna Titarenko
5 January 1932(1932-01-05)
Rubtsovsk, Altai Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 20 September 1999(1999-09-20) (aged 67)
Münster, Germany
Spouse(s) Mikhail Gorbachev (m. 1953–1999; her death); 1 child
  • Maxim Andreyevich Titarenko (father)
  • Alexandra Petrovna Porada (mother)
Children Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya
Alma mater Moscow State University[1]
Profession Philosopher

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.

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.

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