Raisa Gorbachev


Raisa Gorbachev (née Titarenko) born Rubtsovsk, Siberia January 5, 1932 (d. 1999). Russian first lady, 1988-1991; delivered commencement speech at Wellesley College on women's role in society, 1990.


"No war, not even to punish an aggressor, is a good thing. . . The calamity of war, wherever, whenever and upon whomever it descends, is a tragedy for the whole of humanity." (I Hope, 1991; 1989 photo Wikipedia)