S.-PETERSBURG, 6 Aug. People's Artist of the RSFSR Galina Korotkevich died shortly before her centenary, reports on Friday the press service of the administration of the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, who brought condolences to her relatives and colleagues. “St. Petersburg culture has suffered a great loss. People's Artist of Russia Galina Petrovna Korotkevich passed away … was not only the continuer of the best traditions of the Leningrad-Petersburg theater, but also the keeper of the siege memory, “said Beglov, whose words are quoted in the message. The Boris Eifman Ballet Theater began touring in Moscow He noted that Korotkevich, who performed in front-line brigades during the Great Patriotic War, devoted more than 70 years to theatrical activity. “On the eighteenth of August, she was preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary. A talented actress, deeply devoted to her native city, loving it – such was Galina Petrovna Korotkevich. Her memory is blessed,” concluded Beglov. The date and place of the farewell to the artist has not yet been announced. The Taganka Theater honored the memory of Vladimir Vysotsky Galina Korotkevich was born on August 18, 1921 in Petrograd. Throughout the war she performed with a brigade at the Leningrad House of the Red Army on the Volkhov, Leningrad and Ladoga fronts, traveled to the most difficult sections of the front line, gave concerts in military units near the Pulkovo Heights, during the battles near Sinyavino, at night – on Ladoga along the Road of Life. Graduated from the Leningrad Theater Institute in 1946, People's Artist of the RSFSR (1974). She was awarded the 2008 Prize of the Government of St. Petersburg in the field of literature, art and architecture “For Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Theater Arts”. Holder of the Order of Honor (2010).