MOSCOW, October 5. /TASS/. Russian world-acclaimed stage director, actor and public figure Yuri Lyubomov, who died on Sunday at the age of 97, will lay in repose in the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow from ten in the morning to midday on Wednesday, October 8, Kirill Krok, the theatre’s director told TASS on Sunday.
“Yuri Petrovich (Lyubimov) may be buried at the Donskoye cemetery, next to his parents,” he said.
Lyubimov died on Sunday at a cardiology department of the Moscow-based Botkin Hospital, where he had been taken on October 2 with cardiac insufficiency.
Lyubimov turned 97 on Septemver 30.
In his last interview with TASS, Lyubimov said, “The only thing I want to be preserved is my office room at the Taganka Theatre. With unique autographs on the walls, among which there is an autograph note by President Vladimir Putin… I think that my archives are worth preserving too. I would like people to use these archives - to watch videoed master classes, to read rehearsal records, to hear lectures. I think it might be useful for future actors and to anyone who is interested in theatre.