Top 20 Political Wife celebrities in Russia
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Political Wife celebrities [Updated June 26, 2022].
Naina Yeltsin was born
on March 14, 1932
Wife of Russia's first president, Boris Yeltsin. She was rarely seen in public and one of her first major public appearances was at her husband's state funeral.
Although she was married to a public figure, she stayed away from the limelight as much as she could.
Lyudmila Putina was born
on January 6, 1958
Ex-wife of former Prime Minister and President of Russia Vladimir Putin, who was married to him from 1983 to 2013.
She strived to protect the Russian language through various education programs.
Nadezhda Krupskaya was born
on February 26, 1869
Wife of Bolshevik revolutionary Vladimir Lenin who she married in 1898. She was also in charge of Soviet education from 1929 to 1939.
She published a biography of Lenin's life before he came to power.
Raisa Gorbacheva was born
on January 5, 1932
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.
Svetlana Medvedeva was born
on March 15, 1956
Wife of former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who became the Russian Prime Minister in 2012. She is a strong advocate against abortions in Russia.
After her husband took office, she worked to integrate the teachings of the Russian Orthodox Church into Russian culture.