Moscow not seen as possible host of Eurovision 2017 song contest - mediaSociety & Culture December 04, 22:22
Et-Tell in Damascus Province fully controlled by Syrian governmentWorld December 04, 21:46
Mirziyoyev campaign office says he is winning presidential elections in UzbekistanWorld December 04, 21:40
Preliminary results of Uzbekistan’s presidential polls to be announced on December 5 - CECWorld December 04, 21:28
Putin expresses condolences over fatal road accident in Khanty-Mansyisk autonomous areaSociety & Culture December 04, 20:20
Emergencies ministry confirms death of 12 people in road accident near Khanty-MansyiskSociety & Culture December 04, 17:04
Fidel Castro buried in Santiago de CubaWorld December 04, 16:50
Cuban revolution in pictures: Early years of Fidel CastroWorld December 04, 16:49
10 people, including 9 children, killed in bus accident near Siberia's Khanty-MansiiskSociety & Culture December 04, 15:32
MOSCOW, April 18 (Itar-Tass) — People in Moscow are to pay their last respects to People's Actor of Russia Alexander Porokhovshchkov on Wednesday. Civil funeral rites are to begin at 10:30 and continue until 13:00 at Moscow's A.S. Pushkin Drama Theatre where the actor had worked for years.
A theatre official pointed out that a funeral service is to be held at the church of Rozhdestveno Township outside Moscow and interment is to take place there. According to the actor's will, he will be buried in a grave near his mother.
Porokhovshchikov died on the night from April 14 to15 at a Moscow hospital where he had been undergoing medical treatment for several months. He suffered for long from diabetes. The disease led to gangreene. Part of foot had to be amputated. Early in March Porokhovshchikov was hospitalized after a heart attack.
An obituary, made available to Itar-Tass by the theatre press service, reads, in part, as follows: "Alexander Porokhovshchikov is a theatre and cinema legend, the idol of millions of theatre- and cinema-goers, one of the brightest luminaries in the constellation of the great actors of the post-war generation. The characters impersonated by Porokhovshchikov in the theatre and cinema were invariably notable for inner monumentality, inner aristocratism, and inimitable charm".