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In Moscow in the Central House of cinema is a farewell to Alexei Batalov

MOSCOW, June 19. /TASS/. Farewell to people’s artist of USSR Alexey Batalov is on Monday in the Central House of cinema in Moscow.

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Colleagues remember him as a very humble and decent man.

The coffin with the body of the actor has set the stage with a Large audience. Sitting next to his family and colleagues. At the tomb exhibited a military guard. On the screen – a photograph of a smiling Batalov. At the beginning of the ceremony appeared on the screen the phrase “people’s artist of USSR Alexey Batalov”. After it appeared photographs of the best movies with the actor: “Moscow does not believe in tears”, and “the lady with the dog”, “the Living corpse”, “Nine days of one year”, “the cranes are Flying” .

Nobility and modesty

“Here come this hard day of farewell to the man who was and will be part of the great culture of our great country”, – said the presenter of the funeral ceremony, the Chairman of the Commission of Moscow city Council on culture and mass communications Evgeny Gerasimov. He read telegrams of condolence from officials.

According to Gerasimov, in terms of culture, dignity, nobility specimens for it was only two people – Dmitry Likhachev and Batalov. “Their presence in our lives gave a high level of culture and modesty, – said Gerasimov. – I saw him tender love to her daughter Masha and wife Gitana – bold of tsirkachka, courted, halfway around the world. And Batalov modestly but persistently defeated all the competitors.”

Kobzon about Batalov

Joseph Kobzon from the scene and expressed condolences to all the people who at least once touched the image created by this “great citizen of the USSR and Russia.”

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“It was very simple, it is very interesting to meet, – said Kobzon. – Now journalists are asking why so little Batalov starred in recent years. It does not matter to me, this is a question for the state to filmmakers, their stars forget that there are values in culture, which can not be replaced”.

Also, noted singer, Alexey Batalov, not much was filmed, because it gave a lot of time with his wife and daughter Gitana Mache, which is born with serious health problems. “Alyosha was very worried about the bear, I thought, what kind of future awaits her, – said Kobzon. – The Director, has not saved millions on the set, it has never been materialistic, not interested”.

Burlyaev was asked to remember Batalov prayer

The big hall of the cinema House filled to capacity – people standing in the aisles, sitting on the steps. “Alexei Batalov loved the people, the proof is the huge number of people who came to say goodbye to the actor,” – said at the ceremony the actor Nikolai Burlyaev. He asked those present to abandon the traditional applause at the end of the ceremony and remember Batalov prayer.

After the funeral the funeral service will be held in the Church of the mother of God in Ordynka, the funeral will be at Transfiguration cemetery, he will be buried next to her mother. Alexei Batalov died 15 June on 89-m to year of life.

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