Maria Gorbachev, the mother of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, died today in Moscow at the age of 84.
A spokesman for the Gorbachev Foundation, Vladimir Polyakov, said she had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke last month.
Gorbachev will be buried in her home village of Privolnoye in southern Russia, according to the ITAR-Tass news agency. For the past year and a half, she had been living with relatives in Moscow.
In addition to the former president, she is survived another son, Alexander, a retired navy officer.