An hour ago, ended the funeral ceremony at the Vakhtangov Theater.
Tribute to the founder of the Taganka Theater came several thousand spectators. Turn began as early as the Small Nikolopeskovsky lane and skirted the building Vakhtangov Theatre. All who wish to spend a great director room, of course, not together. However, Yuri Lyubimov himself before his death, insisted that the ceremony was short-lived. He asked no one to give speeches at the tomb and cheering, as it usually happens, when escorted artists. According Lyubimov, all this would be extremely inappropriate. Many fans were outraged by the director that the goodbye is not at the Taganka Theater, where for many years they went to his performances. However, this was the last will Lyubimov – he wanted a ceremony held at his alma mater, in which Yuri Petrovich once started way in art. Among those who came to say goodbye was a lot of those who are looking for care Lyubimov, as a disaster for the Russian theater. Thus, according to his fan Andrew like this director was not and will not.
Another admirer of talent Nikolai Lyubimov also admitted that the main thing for him was always Taganka Theater.
Tribute Yuri Petrovich came to his friends, colleagues and officials. Among them – the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medina, head of the Vakhtangov Theatre Rimas Tuminas, head of the Department of Culture of Moscow, Sergei Kapkov, pediatrician Leonid Roshal, director Oleg Tabakov
, widow of Alexander Solzhenitsyn – Natalia Solzhenitsyn, Alexander Shirvindt, Leonid Yarmolnik, Konstantin Ernst and many others. Actor Benjamin Smekhov, in turn, noted the special relationship with the authorities Lyubimov, who, in his opinion, have always been afraid of the director.
Have the social and political activity was by no means the aim of creativity Lyubimov – so believes in its part, Chairman of the Moscow City Duma Commission for Culture and Mass Communications Yevgeny Gerasimov.
The first deputy general director of ITAR-TASS Mikhail Gusman, meanwhile, noted that care Lyubimov palpable for the whole world culture.
I should add that will Lyubimov was observed – the director
last journey without speeches, but all-
applause still rang out after the ceremony. It is true, then the request was announced to hold it in complete silence. At the end of the Pokrovsky Ensemble led by Rimas Tuminas performed the sacred verse “Hallelujah.” After that, the funeral procession went to the Don Cemetery in Moscow.
Memory of Yuri Lyubimov in Moscow can be immortalized. Today sounded initiative called after him outside and he founded the Taganka Theater.