Novodevichy Cemetery - Grave of Raisa Gorbacheva - Stock image
Fine Art Statue, Memorial, Monument, Moscow - Russia, Novodevichy Cemetery - Moscow
'Moscow Russia - October 10, 2011:Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow. The cemetery holds the tombs of Russian authors, musicians, playwrights, and poets, as well as famous actors and political leaders.This is the grave of Raisa Gorbachev. Wife of Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991, and as the last head of state of the USSR. Raisa Gorbachev died on the 22 September 1999.With the end of Communism in 1991, Mr Gorbachev was cast into a very negative light, but despite his negative image, his wife Raisa still to this day is loved and respected by the Russian people.In this photo you can see the numerous flowers that have been placed on the her tomb showing her popularity, especially with the older people.'