Raisa Gorbacheva
Raisa Gorbacheva

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Name: Raisa Gorbacheva
Occupation: Political Wife
Gender: Female
Birth Day: January 5, 1932
Death Date: Sep 20, 1999 (age 67)
Age: Aged 67
Country: Russia
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Raisa Gorbacheva

Raisa Gorbacheva was born on January 5, 1932 in Russia (67 years old). Raisa Gorbacheva is a Political Wife, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out Raisa Gorbachevanet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Wife of the reformist Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev who she was married to from 1953 until her death. She was also a well-known advocate of Russian cultural heritage.


She contributed $100,000 to the charity International Association of Hematologists of the World for Children, which helped to buy equipment for blood banks and to train Russian doctors abroad, an initiative which helped improve Russia's children's leukemia survival rates.

Does Raisa Gorbacheva Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Raisa Gorbacheva died on Sep 20, 1999 (age 67).

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

She met her future husband in Moscow, where she was studying philosophy.

Biography Timeline


They married in September 1953 and moved to her husband's home region of Stavropol in southern Russia upon graduation. There, she taught Marxist–Leninist philosophy and defended her sociology research thesis about kolkhoz life. She gave birth in 1957 to their only child, Irina Mikhailovna (married name: Virganskaya; Ирина Михайловна Вирганская). When her husband returned to Moscow as a rising Soviet Communist Party official, Gorbacheva took a post of a lecturer at her alma mater, Moscow State University. She left the post when her husband became a leader of the Soviet Union in 1985. Her public appearances beside her husband as first lady were a novelty at home and went a long way in humanizing the country's image. She was one of the few wives of a communist party leader to have a high public profile of her own.


In 1989, following a personal address from Professor Rumyantsev and others, Gorbacheva contributed US$100,000 to the charity "International Association of Hematologists of the World for Children". This and further donations raised by both of the Gorbachevs helped to buy equipment for blood banks and to train Russian doctors abroad.


On 1 June 1990, Gorbacheva accompanied U.S. first lady Barbara Bush to Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Both women spoke before the graduating class during the commencement service, touching on the role of women in modern society. All the American TV networks covered the addresses live; CNN provided live cable-TV coverage round the world. The events of the Soviet Coup of 1991 which attempted to depose her husband from power, left a lasting scar on Gorbacheva. The political turmoil that followed pushed the Gorbachevs into the shadows.


Gorbacheva suffered a stroke in October 1993. However, in 1997 she went on to establish the Raisa Maksimovna's Club aimed at galvanizing the participation of women in politics. She also worked to raise awareness of children's issues (she had frequently welcomed youth delegations to the Kremlin when her husband could not be present).


In July 1999, she was diagnosed with leukemia by the Institute of Haematology RAMS. Shortly after, she travelled with her husband and daughter to Münster in Germany for treatment at the medical clinic of the Münster University Hospital. She received treatment for two months under the supervision of Professor Thomas Buechner, a leading haematologist. However, she died on 20 September aged 67. Her body was repatriated to Russia and interred at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.


In 2006, her family founded the Raisa Gorbacheva Foundation, which raises money to support those with childhood cancer.

Family Life

Raisa had one daughter with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Yevgeny Titarenko Brother N/A N/A N/A
#2 Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya Daughter N/A N/A N/A
#3 Maxim Andreyevich Titarenko Father N/A N/A N/A
#4 Anastasia Virganskaya Granddaughter N/A N/A N/A
#5 Ksenia Virganskaya Granddaughter N/A N/A N/A
#6 Alexandra Petrovna Porada Mother N/A N/A N/A
#7 Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev Spouse $5 Million N/A 89 World Leader

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Currently, Raisa Gorbacheva is 90 years, 5 months and 20 days old. Raisa Gorbacheva will celebrate 91st birthday on a Thursday 5th of January 2023. Below we countdown to Raisa Gorbacheva upcoming birthday.


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