THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Tarboro, North Carolina) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 20, 1999
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
Hillary and I were saddened to learn of the death of Raisa Maksimovna Gorbacheva, the wife of former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends in Russia and other countries. The example she set, through her help for child victims of leukemia and through her own courageous struggle against this terrible disease, was an inspiration to people everywhere.
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