Few people know who Faina Vakhreva is in Russia, but in Taiwan she is a historical figure, and is quite famous, however, under another name is Jiang Fangliang. This is the Russian wife of one of the presidents of Taiwan.
How did it happen?
Vakhreva was born in 1916 in the Urals, she lived there, worked at Uralmash, everything was as usual. And then I met Nikolai Elizarov. Who actually was, in fact, Jiang Jingguo. But for friends, just Kolya. He spoke Russian, lived in Russia, and was the son of the Taiwanese politician Chiang Kai-shek. who for friends was just Kolya, and he was her.
They got married, but they couldn't leave the USSR, they didn't let Kolya out. They had a child in the USSR, and in 1937 the Russian-Taiwanese family was able to leave, they were released from the country. First they went to China.
Faina did not know the language, the culture was also not very good. But she kept learning and trying to adapt.
You can even read about it in a book by Mark O'Neil, who explored China. There he writes that the influential parents of Kolya, who is actually Chingo, understood the Russian wife only thanks to their son. In China, by the way, the couple got married a second time, according to local traditions, and then Faina changed her name. And after they had three more children.
In 1949, the Fangliang family moved to Taiwan. Kolya helped his father there, who was involved in politics. Then he got better and better, and he became a prominent figure himself.
And in the 78th year he took the post of President of Taiwan, where he remained until his death.
Russian wife was a housewife, waiting for her husband at home. By the way, they say that he was actively walking, drinking, having two children from another woman, and then one day he died.
Faina, after that, in 1992, hosted the mayor of Minsk, who brought her brown bread, a matryoshka and the flag of Belarus as a gift.
It is also said in historical documents that Faina seemed very strange to the locals in China and Taiwan. She did not like being helped by the servants, and she washed the windows herself. I also planted potatoes and cabbage in the garden.
By the way, Faina survived not only her husband, but also three sons. But their only daughter is still alive and, according to some sources, lives in the United States.
But that's not accurate…