The first president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, who turned 90 on March 2, remembered the first time he saw the girl Raisa, who later became his only wife. A fateful meeting took place at the dance, but the continuation of this story could not have happened, because, as the politician admitted, both of them then pretended that they were not at all interested in each other.
So I looked, she pretended that as if I was not there at all, no attention. I tried very hard to pretend [not paying] any attention too. But something shrill. This is the very first glance, - said Gorbachev on the air of Channel One.
After this meeting, Gorbachev constantly wanted to see Raisa Maksimovna. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate noted that at that time he was already an adult, "and she is such a girl in front of me."
We held hands and walked all our lives. Yes, and then one day they sat down and talked all night and agreed to live together until the end, - the politician shared his memories.
At the same time, Gorbachev admitted that there were no relatives at their wedding, either from the groom's side or from the bride's side.
Earlier, Gorbachev, in an interview with a NEWS.ru correspondent, who called to congratulate him on his 90th birthday, told how he plans to celebrate the anniversary.