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07:49 GMT +3 hours19 April 2015

Raisa Gorbachev first lady par excellence

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A former philosophy teacher, Raisa Gorbachev - the wife of first USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, was widely feted in the West as a symbol of change in the Soviet Union.

On January 5, 2012 it turns 80 years since the birthday of Raisa Gorbachev.