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February 1, 1989 | DAVID REMNICK, The Washington Post
Mikhail S. Gorbachev is no millionaire, according to a leading Soviet magazine editor, but no one should be shocked that his wife, Raisa, can afford expensive, fashionable clothes now and then. As head of state and general secretary of the Communist Party, Gorbachev brings home an annual salary of "something around 18,000 rubles"--or $28,000 at the inflated official exchange rate--Vitaly A. Korotich, editor of Ogonyok, said in an interview Tuesday.
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February 1, 1989 | DAVID REMNICK, The Washington Post
Mikhail S. Gorbachev is no millionaire, according to a leading Soviet magazine editor, but no one should be shocked that his wife, Raisa, can afford expensive, fashionable clothes now and then. As head of state and general secretary of the Communist Party, Gorbachev brings home an annual salary of "something around 18,000 rubles"--or $28,000 at the inflated official exchange rate--Vitaly A. Korotich, editor of Ogonyok, said in an interview Tuesday.
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