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The Maly Theater says goodbye to Yuri Solomin

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MOSCOW, January 15 The farewell ceremony for People's Artist of the USSR, artistic director of the Maly Theater Yuri Solomin began on the historical stage of the theater, the correspondent reports.
Solomin died at the age of 88 on January 11, two days earlier he was discharged from the hospital after a stroke. After farewell, he will be buried at Troekurovskoye Cemetery.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Solomin’s family and friends. He called the artist’s death an irreparable loss for national culture and for all of Russia. The head of state noted that Solomin was the keeper of the legendary traditions of the Russian classical theater, and his selfless service to his chosen cause, inner dignity, and decency earned the People's Artist of the USSR the highest recognition and truly popular love.

Condolences on the death of the artist were also expressed by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy, Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' Kirill, Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Tatyana Golikova, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova, Mossovet Theater, Sovremennik, Lenkom, Lenfilm film studio and other artists. They noted that Solomin was a true knight of Russian dramatic art, an outstanding actor and director, a wise mentor and a talented leader who invariably remained faithful to his ideals.
Yuri Solomin was born on June 18, 1935. In 1957, after graduating from the Shchepkin Higher Theater School, he was accepted into the Maly Theater. Since 1961, he taught at the Shchepkin Theater School and was a professor in the acting department. Since 1988 – artistic director of the Maly Theater. Among the roles played by the actor on stage are Khlestakov in Gogol's “The Inspector General”, Fedya Protasov in Leo Tolstoy's “The Living Corpse”, Voinitsky in Anton Chekhov's “Uncle Vanya”, Cyrano de Bergerac based on the play by Edmond Rostand and Tsar Fyodor in the tragedy. Since 1980 he has worked in the theater and as a director.
Among his best film works: Pavel Koltsov (“Adjutant of His Excellency”, 1969), Telegin (“Walking in Torment”, 1977), Vladimir Arsenyev (“Dersu Uzala”, 1975), Major Zvyagintsev (“Blockade”, 1975-1978), The Innkeeper and Heinrich Eisenstein (TV films “An Ordinary Miracle” and “The Bat”, both 1979), Vladimir Alexandrovich (“The Light in the Window”, 1980), Doctor Gradov (“Moscow Saga”, 2004).< br />


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