At the Moscow theater of Moscow city Council held a farewell ceremony for the George by Taratorkina. The legendary actor was buried at the troyekurovskoye cemetery.
George G. died on Saturday, February 4. According to sources close to the family of the actor, the cause of death was severe disease, with which Taratorkin fought the last years of his life.
At the Moscow theater Mossovet 11 am lined up: carry out artist in the last path came friends, relatives, colleagues and admirers. The farewell ceremony was led by actor and friend George Georgievich Alexander Goloborodko.
condolences to the family and friends of the artist brought the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, officials of the Ministry of culture. “George Taratorkin was an outstanding actor and mentor. The role he created in the theater and film, will forever remain a true classic of Russian art. Please accept my deep condolences, words of support and sympathy”, – stated in the message of the President.
the audience had left in the hall farewell to the end of the ceremony. Many could not hold back the tears. The management of the theatre Mossovet organized the event so that everyone could speak.
Taratorkin served in the theater of the Moscow Soviet for over 40 years, was President of the festival “Golden mask” almost since its inception. Remembering Georgy Georgievich, many noted that he, like anyone else, could characters from Dostoevsky’s works. It was after a brilliantly played the role of Rodion Raskolnikov at the picture of Leo Kulidzhanov “Crime and punishment” Taratorkin was invited to Mossovet theatre.
“the Best domestic film of Dissenters” were praised by both the audience and theater critics. The performance of Yuri Zavadsky “Petersburg dreams” every time you bring a full house. And all thanks to Taratorkina, which they played again in the familiar image for themselves Raskolnikov.
the Head of culture Department Alexander Kibovsky, actors Olga Ostroumova, Alexander Kalyagin, Yevgeniy Gerasimov and many others made a farewell speech. Ostroumova said that Taratorkin was one of her closest people and that such knights as he is, nowadays, less and less.
“He was a knight of the theatre, he is in the theatre was made as to the temple, which almost none of us does,” – said the actress.
Around 13:00 the funeral procession went to the cemetery Troekurov. There are buried many famous actors, writers and artists. So, here lie the Lyubov Polishchuk, Boris Zahoder, Vladislav Galkin.
Contribution of George G. in modern theatre and cinema cannot be overstated. He was a talented teacher, a brilliant actor, a leader loved and respected by all subordinates. Taratorkin death is a huge loss not only for Russia but for all countries of the former USSR. He will forever remain in the memory not only of close friends and colleagues, but of millions of viewers around the world.