Russia, EU should set up strategic planning committee — former foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 6:07
DPR to raise issue of Ukrainian forces’ shellings in DPR’s south — envoyWorld October 23, 5:06
Georgia’s Orthodox patriarch to visit Moscow to mark Russian patriarch’s 70th birthdaySociety & Culture October 23, 4:21
Iraqi forces enter last settlement on northern approaches to Mosul — mediaWorld October 23, 3:56
Azerbaijan’s president says his country will not increase oil outputBusiness & Economy October 23, 3:29
Second round of parliamentary election to be held in Lithuania on SundayWorld October 23, 2:49
Russian Duma delegation to take part in BRICS forum, IPU Assembly in GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 2:11
Ceasefire in Syria violated 44 times in 24 hours — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 23, 1:36
Russian national delegation would be more effective at US election — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 1:09
MOSCOW, May 3. /TASS/. Maya Plisetskaya’s outstanding work is one of the brightest pages in Russian ballet history and the death of the great ballerina is an irreparable loss for Russian culture, the speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament said on Sunday.
Valentina Matviyenko, head of the Russian Federation Council, sent a telegram of condolence to the management of the Bolshoi Theatre in which she said: "She was applauded by millions of spectators around the world. Those unique characters Maya Mikhaylovna Plisetskaya created, her brilliant performances and choreography have become a real choreographic masterpiece."
"Admirers of Maya Mikhaylovna’s versatile talent will always remember her roles, which can be regarded as an example of the utmost professionalism and consummate artistry," the telegram said.
Matviyenko also extended her condolences to the ballerina's husband, Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, and all her family members and friends.
Plisetskaya died in Germany on Saturday at the age of 89.
The director of the Bolshoi, Vladimir Urin, said she died of a heart attack. "The doctors tried everything, but there was nothing they could do," Urin said.