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Maestro Mariss Jansons dies, 76

Latvian maestro Mariss Jansons, who dazzled audiences at orchestras across the world, has died at his home in Saint Petersburg where he lived after longstanding heart problems. He was 76. Jansons had been chief conductor of the Bavarian …

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Vladimir Bukovsky passes away in UK

Soviet dissident and writer Vladimir Bukovsky died in Cambridge, England, yesterday. He was 76, according to Bukovsky Center. "He died of cardiac arrest in Addenbrookes Hospital, in Cambridge, England at 9:46 PM …

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Academician Vasim Mammadaliyev passes away

Well-known Azerbaijani oriental scientist, academician Vasim Mammadaliyev, who was awarded with the Orders of Honor and the Glory, passed away. Vasim Mammadaliyev was born on August 27, 1942 in …

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First person to spacewalk Alexei Leonov passes away

Legendary cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person ever to spacewalk, passed away at the age of 85 in Moscow. The memorial service and the funeral are expected to take place on October 15, at the Federal Military …

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Composer Gia Kancheli passes away

Well-known Georgian composer Gia Kancheli passed away at the age of 84 in Tbilisi, his family members confirmed to the Georgian media. Kancheli was born on August 10, 1935 in Tbilisi. He graduated from the Tbilisi …

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Mark Zakharov passed away

Artistic director of the Moscow Lenkom Theater, People's Artist of the USSR, Mark Zakharov, has passed away on Saturday in Moscow at the age of 85. This was announced by director of the theater Mark Varshaver. "Mark …

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Jacques Chirac passes away

Former French President Jacques Chirac has died at 86, the media reported, citing his family. His son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told The Associated Press that Chirac died today "peacefully, among his loved …

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In memory of Ivan Ivanovich Tuchkov

A commemoration meeting will be held for doctor, honorary professor of the Russian Academy of Arts, former dean of the History Department Ivan Tuchkov (1956–2018) will be held today at 16.30 in the Shuvalovsky building of …

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Russia's envoy to Egypt passes away

  Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kirpichenko has died in a Cairo hospital at the age of 68, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "This morning, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of …

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IAEA chief Yukiya Amano passes away

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has died aged 72, the organization’s press service reported. "The Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency regrets …

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Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli has died aged 96, BBC reports citing Italian media. The Florence native directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage …

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Former UEFA President passes away

Former president of European football association UEFA Lennart Johansson has died after a short illness aged 89, Sweden’s Football Association said. Johansson, president of European football association …

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Last survivor of Sobibor uprising dies in Israel

The last living Holocaust survivor who participated in the revolt and escape from the Sobibor death camp, Semyon Rosenfeld, died at the age of 97 in a hospital in Rehovot, near Tel Aviv, according to the Israeli authorities. Rosenfeld …

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