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Prominent Russian Actor Oleg Yankovsky Dies

Oleg Yankovsky
Oleg Yankovsky
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.