Mikhail Gorbachev with daughter Irina and granddaughters Anastasia and Ksenia
Today marks exactly 20 years since the death of the wife of the first and only President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev, Raisa. This day in the family politics is always celebrated with special trepidation.
So, on the day of the 20th anniversary of the death of Raisa, 88-year-old Mikhail Sergeyevich, along with his 62-year-old daughter Irina and granddaughters, 39-year-old Ksenia and 32-year-old Anastasia, visited her grave at the Novodevichy cemetery in order to commemorate her wife there. Photos from this event on his Instagram were shared by a close family friend Alexei Venediktov.
Mikhail Gorbachev with granddaughters Anastasia and Ksenia
Today at Novodevichy Mikhail Gorbachev came to Raisa Maximovna with her granddaughters Nastya and Ksyusha,
– signed one of the pictures of Benedict.
Mikhail Sergeyevich, Irina, Ksenia and Anastasia laid flowers on the grave of Raisa Gorbacheva and remembered which the most stylish domestic first lady was alive.
Alexey Venediktov also shared in his microblog a photograph of the monument erected on the grave of Raisa, which today is buried in flowers from both close people and fans.
Recall that Raisa Gorbacheva passed away after a long struggle with leukemia. Wife of Mikhail Gorbachev was treated by leading hematologists and oncologists of Europe, however, she could not defeat the insidious disease.
The politician was very upset by the death of his wife, in whose marriage he lived for 46 years. On the tenth anniversary of her death, he released the disc "Songs for Raisa", which recorded seven of his wife's favorite romances, performed by Mikhail Sergeyevich himself with Andrei Makarevich.
Raisa and Mikhail Gorbachev