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Former UK foreign secretary passes away

Former British Foreign Secretary Lord Peter Carrington has died at the age of 99, SkyNews reported. The last surviving member of Sir Winston Churchill’s postwar government, Carrington famously resigned from …

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Russian filmmaker Stanislav Govorukhin passes away

Well-known Russian film director and Chairman of the State Duma Culture Committee Stanislav Govorukhin passed away at 10:37 Moscow time at the Barvikha Sanatorium outside Moscow, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav …

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Cardiac surgeon Yakov Brand passes away

Famous Russian cardiac surgeon Yakov Brand passed away in Moscow. This information was confirmed by his son Petr Brand. "Yes, this morning (passed away)," Tass cited him as saying. According to the …

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Director Kira Muratova passes away

Kira Muratova, one of the Russian-speaking world's most influential filmmakers, passes away. She was 83. Muratova died in Odessa, Ukraine, where she had lived and worked for many years, her husband, Yevgeny …

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Teatr.doc director Elena Gremina passes away

A renowned Russian playwright, founder of Teatr.doc Elena Gremina has been found dead today. The location and timing of the farewell ceremony is not specified yet, RIA Novosti reported. Elena …

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Russian Ambassador to Portugal passes away

Russian Ambassador to Portugal Oleg Belous has died in Lisbon yesterday at the age of 66, the Russian foreign ministry said. "The Russian foreign ministry deeply regrets to announce that Russian Ambassador to …

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Rauf Talishinsky passes away

Editor-in-Chief of the Echo newspaper Rauf Talishinsky has died in Baku yesterday aged 62, the deceased’s colleagues said. Talishinsky was born on 16 November 1956. He graduated from Moscow State University …

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Oscar-winning director Milos Forman dies at 86

Oscar-winning director Milos Forman, known for works such as "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," has died at the age of 86, Channel NewsAsia reported citing Czech news agency CTK. The Czech-American …

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Mavrodi, 90s financial pyramid architect, dies

Sergei Mavrodi, the founder of the MMM financial pyramid, has died in a Moscow hospital, a source in medical circles said. "He was taken to the 67th city clinical hospital as an unidentified person. He is now being …

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Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking passes away

The brightest star in the firmament of science, Stephen Hawking, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76, the Guardian reported. His family released a …

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Turkologist Murad Adji passes away

Well-known Turkologist, writer and historian Murad Adji died. The memorial service will be held tomorrow at 10:00am. "With deep regret we inform that on March 7, 2018, after a serious long illness, the …

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Filmmaker Albert Mkrtchyan passes away

Prominent Armenian filmmaker, screenwriter and actor Albert Mkrtchyan passed away today following a long illness, one day after his 81th birthday. The information was confirmed by the theater named after his brother …

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Ursula Le Guin passes away at 88

Award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author Ursula Le Guin has died at the age of 88, as confirmed by her family on her official Twitter page. It is reported that she died on January 22 at her home in Portland, …

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Russia's actor Mikhail Derzhavin passes away

Russia's comic actor Mikhail Derzhavin, widely beloved for his roles in numerous iconic films of the Soviet era, has passed away today at the age of 81. Derzhavin died on January 10, the Moscow Academic Theater Of …

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