April 16, 1995 in Nation/World

Gorbachev’s Mother Dies At 84 In Moscow

Compiled From Wire Services

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.

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