The truth about Mikhail Gorbachev’s daughter

Mikhail Gorbachev, the former President of the Soviet Union, died on August 30, 2022 from complications from an unknown illness. Gorbachev had political ambitions from a young age and became a major figure in Russia during the Cold War within the Communist Party, according to Britannica. In 1985, amid tensions with the United States, he became General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In fact, Gorbachev is the one Ronald Reagan portrayed in his “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Proclamation on the Berlin Wall. The communist leader later served as the first and only person to hold the office of president due to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Long before his famous political career, Gorbachev met his wife, Raisa Gorbacheva, while they were both attending Moscow State University. The couple married in 1953 and welcomed a daughter, Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya, in 1957.

So who is the mysterious only child of this Soviet heritage and how was she involved in her father’s life?

Irina Virganskaya is essential to the Gorbachev surname

As the only child of Mikhail Gorbachev, Irina Virganskaya took on the responsibility of continuing the legacy of the Gorbachev family. The heir to the throne had two daughters, Anastasia and Ksenia, with a husband she divorced, according to the Daily Mail. According to the German National Library, Virganskaya went to school to become a doctor.

Regarding the family business, Virganskaya serves as the vice president of the Gorbachev Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds various ventures. From her writings, Virganskaya shows great deference to her father’s life and career. While some disagree with Gorbachev’s political views, Virganskaya acknowledged her father’s way of thinking. “You had the courage not only to stay in the country where you had actually been ousted,” she wrote in 2011 in a retrospective on Gorbachev’s 80th birthday.[You] had the courage to continue doing many things for the good of the country and people in general. On the human dimension, you are much stronger and wiser than those who try to blame you or judge you.”

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Over the years, Virganskaya has joined her father in public appearances and remains synonymous with the Gorbachev Foundation.