MOSCOW -- Oleg Yankovsky, a prominent Russian actor well-known in all former Soviet countries, died in a Moscow clinic on May 20, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Yankovsky, 65, had cancer.
For the last 35 years he had been working at Moscow's Lenkom Theater.
Citizens in the post-Soviet space knew Yankovsky for his roles in such Soviet-era blockbusters as "Shield and Sword," "Simply A Miracle," "That Munchhausen," and "Flights in Dreams and Reality."
Yankovsky will be buried in Moscow on May 22.