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The first first lady

Company :  “DIXI” FILM COMPANY
Year :  1999
Duration :  53 min.
Narrator :  Svetlana Sorokina
Directed by :  Vasily Pichul
Author of the idea :  Evgeni Kiselyov
“The First First Lady” is a film of the “Contemporary History” series devoted to Raisa Maksimovna Gorbachova, the wife of the President of the USSR.
It is a film about a woman who was disliked by nearly the whole country but was not only able to overcome the public dislike but also managed to spark respect in those who recently almost cursed her.
She was disliked for always staying beside her husband, but the Gorbachovs just couldn’t live the other way – they always stayed together. She was reproached for buying expensive clothing while in reality she bought clothes tailored by her formed neighbor in Stavropol. There were lots of rumors and gossip about her, and it was difficult to see the truth through them. The truth was that she just loved her husband and was ready to share all his “grief and joy”. Which is what she did.
People who knew Raisa Maksimovna Gorbachova very well – her university mate, her colleagues, instructors from the Stavropol Agricultural Institute, USSR President security staff and many others – take part in the film.