First lady of the Soviet Union
Raisa maximovna Gorbacheva (born Titarenko, 5 January 1932 – 20 September 1999) was born n the city of Rubtsovsk in the Altai region of Siberia. She spent her childhood years living in the Ural Mountains region, and met her future husband while studying philosophy in Moscow. She left the post when Mikhail Gorbachev became a leader of the Soviet Union in 1985.
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She earned an advanced degree at the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, and taught briefly at the Moscow State University. Gorbachova made a $100,000 contribution to the charity "From hematologists of the world to children" when Prof. Rumiantsev and others addressed her in 1989.
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On 1 June 1990, Gorbachova accompanied U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush to Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Both women spoke before the graduating class during the commencement service, touching upon the role of women in modern society. Their addresses were covered on live television by all of the American broadcast networks. The CNN cable network provided live television coverage of their speeches around the world.