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Putin called Jankowski actor "from God"

May 20 2009

Death of Oleg Jankowski caused wide public response. To the numerous condolences to relatives of the artist joined the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. He called Jankowski actor "from God."

Oleg Jankowski was a true master, extraordinary, lavishly gifted man, an actor from God. His departure - an irreparable loss for the legendary "Lenkoma" to the national culture, for all of us. Oleg until the end remained faithful to his calling and, despite serious illness bravely served as a stage and audience, "- said Putin. Oleg Jankowski will always live in our memories, those brilliant, breathtaking images, which created this great Russian artist "- said in a telegram of condolence.

Jankowski, known to millions of Soviet and Russian viewers in dozens of your favorite films, died today after a long and serious illness in the 66-year life. According to media reports, he had cancer. Farewell ceremony with the actor will be held on Friday, May 22 at the theater Lenkom at 11.00. The funeral service will be held in the cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Khamovniki.

The Wizard of "Ordinary Miracle", the dragon of "Kill the dragon," Baron Munchausen - one of the most famous roles Jankowski. The actor starred in more than 70 paintings. Jankowski worked in Lenkom "since 1973. He was the last People's Artist of the USSR - is the title he had received 21 December 1991, just days before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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