In Moscow ended with a farewell to Mikhail Derzhavin

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in photobacteria Vera Vasilyeva at the farewell ceremony with people’s artist of Russia Mikhail Derzhavin in the Moscow academic theater of satireIn Moscow ended with a farewell to Mikhail Derzhavin© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

Farewell to people’s artist of Russia Mikhail Derzhavin was completed in the Theater of Satire in Moscow.

Derzhavin died 10 January on 82-m to year of life after heavy and long illness.

The coffin with the body of the actor surrounded by a wreath set on a theatre stage, where Derzhavin served for half a century. At the entrance to the theatre was a line of people wanting to bid farewell to the actor. My condolences to the widow Derzhavin singer Roxana Babayan had expressed the artistic Director of Theatre of Satire Alexander Shirvindt, the widow of the first President of Russia Naina Yeltsin, General producer of the First channel Konstantin Ernst, a TV presenter Andrei Malakhov, actors Vera Alentova, Vera Vasilyeva, Natalya Selezneva, Emmanuel Vitorgan, the artistic Director of the magazine «Yeralash» Boris Grachevsky, the special representative of Russian President for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi.

A memorial service was conducted by the Satire Theater actress Alyona Yakovleva. She read the telegram with words of condolence from the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

«We have lost not just a colleague and artist. We lost our friend and a wonderful person, our Firefly. We’ve been orphaned,» said Yakovlev.

The leading actor of Theatre of Satire Yuri Vasiliev noted that the black mourning color does not mesh with the personality of Derzhavin. «It’s probably safe to compare with caring parents, you could always complain, but then again….. When I say no one is irreplaceable, this is nonsense. Never be Mikhail Mikhailovich, our Micah Micah is a powerful personality. And this black color on the stage, it does with it does not fit,» — said Vasilyev.

Derzhavin will be buried at Novodevichy cemetery.

Since 1967, Derzhavin served in the Theater of satire, where he was one of the leading actors, playing leading roles in productions of «Woe from wit», «the Cherry orchard», «Tartuffe», «be quiet sadness, Quiet», «good-bye, compere!», «Mad money», «lucky-the only significant innovation» and others. No less significant was his film career: Derzhavin starred in such films as «They were the first», «Three men in a boat not counting the dog», «My sailor», «Groom from Miami», «Old broads» and others.