A collection of Russian first ladies, from Khruschev to Putin and them compared to foreign leaders wives.
Nina Kruscheva – wife of Nikita Kruschev. She was dressing very simple and it was justified inside USSR, she looked like millions other Soviet women. However when she travelled abroad her look was pretty shocking.
Western media compared her to a village relative when she was meeting Kennedy wife.
She was not following any fashion tendencies. Here is she with Eisenhower wife.
However she was not a “village relative” – she was able to speak three foreign languages, and was pretty pleasant person.
This lady is Victoria Brezhneva, wife of Leo Brezhnev.
She preferred to stay in shadow of her famous husband. Though this is what most of Soviet first ladies preferred to do.
She also dressed like most Soviet women in this kind of dress. Here is posing with a Mexico president wife.
Raisa Gorbatcheva wife of Mikhail Gorbatchev.
She was a first Soviet lady who tried to dress accordingly.
However with her looking elegant she sort of insulted millions of Soviet women who couldn’t afford getting same cloths.
They said she fast made friends with world fashion industry stars like Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin and others. However her clothes was mainly Russian made. It was made to order by young Russian designers.
“Communist lady with a Parisian schick” – were calling her foreign newspapers.
Her style could probably be not outdated right now as well.
Naina Yeltsina was pretty shy lady. It was reflected in her dress choice.
Here is she posing with Norwegian Queen.
And here is posing with British Royal family.
Lyudmila Putina is an ex-wife of Vladimir Putin. Now she even changed her family name to Ocheretnaia. They say she was shocking people by choosing her fashion style. Like, she was wearing things that don’t match her on purpose.
When she was asked – if she asking a fashion advice from stylists she responded she trusts her own taste.
When they visited British Queen she dressed almost like Queen herself.
Next time she dressed differently but still..
Svetlana Medvedeva, wife of Dmitri Medvedev. Like Putina she preferred shiny fabrics no matter they visually augmented kilograms to your look.
However her dresses were more elegant and less fantasy-like compared to Lyudmila Putina.
And for now, that’s it.