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Georgian actress Lika Kavzharadze passes away

Famous Georgian actress Lika Kavzharadze has been found dead at her apartment in Tbilisi yesterday. Best known for her role in Tengiz Abuladze’s film 'The Wishing Tree', Kavzharadze has been a symbol of …

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Kyrgyzstan pays last respect to Temir Jumakadyrov

Funeral service was held for Kyrgyzstan's Deputy Prime Minister Temir Jumakadyrov today in Bishkek, who was killed when his vehicle collided with a KamAZ truck on a highway in the Central Asian nation on October …

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Russia's Fields Medalist dies in US

Russian-American mathematician, winner of the 2002 Fields Medal Vladimir Voevodsky, has died at the age of 51 on September 30. His prize was awarded due to his work “defining and developing motivic …

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Singer Zurab Sotkilava passes away

People's Artist of the USSR, famous singer Zurab Sotkilava has died aged 80 after battling with a severe illness, the director general of the Bolshoi Theatre Vladimir Urin said. Sotkilava who …

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Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in his home

Russia's ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead at his home in Khartoum on Wednesday, the Sudanese police said, Reuters reported. The cause of death remains unknown, but Shirinskiy was known to …

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 Ex-Kosovo PM dies in Istanbul hospital

Kosovo's former prime minister and interior minister, Bajram Rexhepi, has died in a hospital in Turkey following a stroke. He was 63. Kosovo's current Prime Minister Isa Mustafa said in a …

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Writer Perch Zeytuntsyan passes away

Armenian playwright and screenwriter Perch Zeytuntsyan passed away today in Yerevan aged 79. the press service of the Armenian Culture Minister confirmed. Zeytuntsyan was the Minister of Culture in the first post-Soviet …

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Saudi Prince Salman bin Saad dies

Saudi Prince Salman bin Saad bin Abdullah bin Turki Al Saud has passed away, the Saudi Royal Court said in a statement issued today. The funeral prayer will be performed for the deceased today after Asr (afternoon) prayer at the Imam …

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Artist Sabur Mambeyev passes away

Kazakh artist Sabur Mambeyev died in Almaty region on July 26, however this information appeared in the media only today. Mambeyev participated in all-Union, foreign and republican exhibitions. The artist's works …

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Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies

Martin Landau, the Academy-Award winning actor has died. He was 89. Landau died Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center, his publicist Dick Guttman said, the Associated Press …

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Russian actor Alexei Batalov passes away

People’s Artist of the USSR, famous Russian actor Alexei Batalov died aged 88 on Thursday night in a Moscow hospital, a close friend of the late actor told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.   Batalov was born in Vladimir on 20 …

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Russian actress Varvara Shurhovetskaya dies at 104

A Russian and Soviet theater actress, Varvara Shurhovetskaya, died today. She was 104. The actress died in Rostov-on-Don, the Rostov branch of the Union of Theater Workers of the Russian Federation reported. During the Great Patriotic …

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Stalin’s grandson passes away

The grandson of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Alexander Burdonsky, National Artist of the Russian Federation and stage director of the Central Academic Theater of the Russian Army, died on May 23 at the age of 75, the …

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Saudi Prince passes away

An older brother to King Salman, Prince Mishaal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has died, Saudi Arabia's royal court said. He was reportedly 93-years-old. He had been head of the Allegiance Council, the body …

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Cosmonaut Georgy Grechko passes away

Russia's cosmonaut Georgy Grechko died night to April 8, a Russian space magazine wrote on its website on Saturday, TASS reports. "At night to April 8, at the age of 85 died the USSR cosmonaut, twice Hero of …

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