During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

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Raisa Gorbachev became not only the first in the history of the USSR head of state and his wife, did not remain in his shadow, but really the first lady, to devote sufficient attention to its image and style.

Her grooming, style of dress elegant and provocatively expensive in Western audience admired, and the Soviet women - nothing but irritation!

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

Before you interesting facts about the first lady of the USSR.

1. Prior to the Raisa Gorbachev in the Soviet Union, the wife of general secretaries of social life do not lead in receptions did not participate, they are generally rarely appeared in public. Duties of the first lady for a long time performed the first woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who met foreign delegations. But Raisa Gorbachev broke stereotypes about the inability of the Soviet grand ladies look elegant and refined. Then joked that she - the first wife of the Soviet leader that weighs less than her husband.

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

Raisa and Mikhail Gorbachev

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

2. Being around the first Raisa wanted from a young age, and thanks to the perseverance and diligence alone achieved good results: the school with a gold medal, on receipt of the Philosophy Faculty of Moscow State University, with honors, master's thesis. There, in the MSU Rice met with law students, Mikhail Gorbachev, and married him.

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

On the left - Raisa Titarenko year revenues at MSU, 1949. On the right - Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev, the first year of marriage, 1953

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

The visit of Gorbachev couple in Britain 1989

3. Raisa Gorbachev not only always and everywhere accompanied by a spouse, but also was his assistant and advisor in all matters. She was the first wife of the leader of the state corresponding to the Western concept of "first lady": she was able to not only look presentable, but also to maintain a dialogue at any level. This was facilitated by knowledge of the English language (Mikhail Gorbachev talked with foreign delegations with the help of an interpreter).

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The couple Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher 1989

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

On the left - Raisa Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher, 1989. Right - Chet Gorbachev during a visit to the United States 1987

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Chet Gorbachev during a visit to the United States 1987

4. The people said that Gorbachev prefers exclusively foreign brands, but she herself persistently denied these rumors and claimed that wears House of models on Kuznetsky Most, Tamara Mokeeva and Vyacheslav Zaitsev. Zaitsev later asked why she attributed to him other people's merits, what the first lady allegedly replied: "Slavochka, and unless you it's not nice?"

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

Raisa Gorbachev at a reception in Delhi on an official visit to India 1986

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

Raisa Gorbachev and the head of the company "Burda" Aenne Burda during a meeting at the Foreign Ministry Mansion 1987

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Raisa Gorbachev at a private screening YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) 1986

5. In a fashion versed Gorbachev well and was even familiar with the well-known foreign fashion designers, among them - Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin. Cardin said: "I note that Raisa Gorbachev differ good taste in clothes, however, I believe that it would go outfits brighter colors and more extraordinary cut than the ones she used to wear. I do not know what it was due: that if she did not want to tease the Russian public opinion, or simply did not dare to wear such clothes. You know, it happens that the beautiful and elegant by nature women are very uncomfortable feeling in fashionable clothes, although I'm sure that Raisa Gorbachev was not like that. "

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Raisa and Mikhail Gorbachev during a friendly visit to Yugoslavia 1988

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

6. Abroad Raisa Gorbachev called "communist lady with Parisian chic", and in the USSR her style, no one is admired. L. Parfyonov wrote: "Women could not forgive her well-groomed, always hair done, nails namanikyureny - I suppose the work is not dusty, stand in queues is not necessary, live on all ready! Frequent change of clothes (the program "Time" shows the reigning couple almost daily) is as wasteful: it is what it is money well sheathe - on her husband's salary, or at public expense "?

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Raisa Gorbachev and Nancy Reagan at the State Tretyakov Gallery 1988

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev in Moscow, take a married couple Reagan 1988

During that Soviet women hated first lady of the USSR

Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev in Moscow, take a married couple Reagan 1988

And many more annoyed as vibrantly Mikhail Sergeyevich loved his wife as attentive to her words. Devotion Gorbachev's wife even beat in anecdotes of the time. After the death of Raisa 67 years from leukemia, her husband is no longer married and still honors her memory.

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Raisa Gorbachev in Minneapolis 1991

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