Who is Raisa Gorbacheva? Meet Mikhail Gorbacheva Wife, Husband Death Cause Details

Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva was a Soviet and Russian activist who was popularly known as the wife of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The wife of Mikhail Gorbachev was born on January 5, 1932, in Rubtsovsk, Russia. She raised funds for the preservation of Russian cultural heritage, encouraging new talent, and treatment programs for children’s Blood Cancer.

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Who Is Mikhail Gorbacheva Wife, Raisa Gorbacheva? Everything you need to know about ex-Soviet leader’s Wife

Mikhail Gorbacheva was married to Raisa Gorbacheva who was also of Russian nationality from September 1953 to her death on September 20, 1999. After their marriage, in January 1957 Raisa gave birth to her only daughter Irina Mikhailovna.

Raisa left the post of lecturer at Moscow State University when her husband became General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1985. Raisa’s public appearances beside her husband as the first lady were a novelty at home and went long way in humanizing the country’s image because of this, she was one of the few wives of a communist party leader to have a high public profile of her own.

Being the wife of Mikhail Gorbacheva, Raisa was also a social worker who helped a lot of people. She actively participated in fund collection for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Russia and she also inspired the young people by convincing and encouraging them.

Know about the husband of Raisa Gorbacheva who was the ex-Soviet leader

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbacheva was a Russian and Soviet politician who served as the last leader of the Soviet Union and was born on 2 March 1931. As the country’s head of state from 1988 to 1991, he served as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from the year 1988 to 1989, Chairman of  Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1990, and also a General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. Mikhail was President of the Soviet Union from 1990 until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. And also a great leader in Russia’s history.

In 1990 Mikhail Gorbacheva won the Nobel Peace Prize for “his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes one of the most important parts of the international community”. Sadly, the great leader passed away on 30 August 2022 in the Central Clinical Hospital at the age of 91.

All you should know about Raisa Gorbacheva’s Family and Early Life

Raisa Maximovna Titarenko was born in the city of Rubtsovsk in the Altai region of Siberia. She was the eldest of three children of Maxim Andreyevich Titarenko, who was a railway engineer originally from Chernihiv in Ukraine. Raisa’s Mother was Siberian wife, Alexandra Petrovna Porada, originally from Veseloyarsk. Raisa’s younger brother’s name is Yevgeny Titarenko.

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Raisa spent her childhood in the Ural Mountains and her family moved about a lot, the siblings had a normal upbringing. Because of this she always has to change her school in her childhood.

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How much educated is Raisa Gorbacheva?

Raisa Gorbacheva changed her schools many times but always did very well in school. And in the year 1949, she left secondary school with a gold medal in Sterlitamak, Barshkiria as she was a brilliant student. This award entitled her to enter any higher educational institution in the Soviet Union without any kind of entrance examination.

Raisa Titarenko chose to enter the Philosophy Department of Moscow State University and she met her future husband while studying philosophy in Moscow. After that, she earned an advanced degree from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute. After her graduation, she also taught for a short time at Moscow State University.

What was the death cause of Raisa Gorbacheva?

In July 1999, Raisa was diagnosed with leukemia by the Institute of Haematology. Shortly after, she traveled with her husband and her daughter to Münster in Germany for treatment at the medical clinic of Münster University Hospital. However, she died on 20 September at the age of 67.

After her death in 2006, her family founded the Raisa Gorbacheva Foundation, which raises money to support those with Childhood Cancer. And again in 2007, the Raisa Gorbacheva Institute of Pediatric Hematology and Transplantology, a division of First Pavlov State Medical University in St. Petersburg, was opened.

How much is Mikhail Gorbacheva’s Net Worth?

 According to the reports, at his death, Mikhail Gorbachev had an estimated net worth of $5 million.

The Great Russian leader earned a lot of money during his time in power. However, Mikhail’s life was marred less with monetary issues and more with issues of political perception.

It was also noted that Gorbacheva was once a supporter of Putin but later he denounced him. Gorbacheva is of great inspiration to today’s youngsters.