Well, as much as I would like my every Friday post to be a joyful dwelling about world culture, unfortunately, more and more often they turn into obituaries.
It’s with so much sorrow in my heart that I report that today, at the age of 81, another great Russian actor, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, passed away in one of Moscow hospitals. He was a real star of the classic cinematography. He starred in so many movies that it’s really hard to pick the best one. My personal favorite is Prince Andrey Bolkonsky in War and Peace (the screen version of the famous Tolstoy’s novel).
However, no matter who he played – a prince, a spy or a simple country boy - his characters were always full of psychological deepness, inner and outer beauty, and just a hint of that mysterious Russian sadness.
So there, another shock, another blow. The world has lost so many stars this year!