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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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Vladimir Etush passed away

Famous Soviet and Russian actor, People’s Artist of the USSR Vladimir Etush has passed away this afternoon in Moscow. He was 96 years old. According to director of the Vakhtangov Theater, Kirill Kroc, Etush …

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Russian Nobel Prize winner Zhores Alferov dies at 88

Soviet and Russian physicist and academic Zhores Alferov has passed away at the age of 88 in St. Petersburg, RT reported citing RIA Novosti. Alferov is credited with advancing the field of modern heterostructure physics and …

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NTV founder Igor Malashenko dies in Spain

One of the founders of Russia’s NTV television channel Igor Malashenko has passed away in Spain yesterday at the age of 64, according to journalist Timur Valeyev, who worked with Malashenko in the election …

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Afghan War veteran Kara Major passes away

The veteran of the Afghan War, Commander of the 177th Special Forces Squadron, retired colonel Boris Kerimbayev passed away in Almaty today, according to the press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry. Boris …

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 Russian actor Sergei Yursky passes away

Popular Russian actor Sergei Yursky has died in Moscow at the age of 83 after a long illness, the Mossovet Theater's press service reported. Yursky, who started his career in the 1960s, played leading roles in …

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Russia’s oldest woman passes away in Chechnya

Russia’s oldest woman, Koka Istambulova, who was born in 1889, has died in the North Caucasian republic of Chechnya, her grandson Ilyas Abubakarov said. "Basically, she was in good health, having only some blood pressure …

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Russia’s oldest woman dies at age 128

Russia’s oldest woman, a native of Russia’s North Caucasian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Nanu Shaova, has died at the age of 128, the local administration said. "Nanu Shaova, a centenarian from the village of …

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