MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
At the Central Academic Theater of the Russian Army (TSATRA), the ceremonial laying of the Star of People’s Artist of the USSR Andrei Alekseevich Popov took place.
The Star was opened by young theater actors Dmitry Obolonkov and Anna Voropaeva. People’s Artist of the RSFSR Alina Pokrovskaya, People’s Artist of Russia Olga Bogdanova, Sofya Guskova and Alexander Leontyev shared their memories of Andrei Alekseevich.
“Today the Star of theater and film actor, master of artistic expression, teacher, chief director of the Central Academic Theater of the Soviet Army, People’s Artist of the USSR Andrei Alekseevich Popov, has been opened. Born into the family of the founder of our theater, he gave him, the theater, his entire adult life. He played 48 roles on our stage and more than 40 roles in films. From 1963 to 1973, Andrei Alekseevich was the chief director of the army theater. And, of course, he was endlessly loved by the audience, ”said Director of CATRA, Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation Ivan Ivanovich Chursin.
“He was a unique actor and person. He seemed to be ashamed of his charm, and his talent, and success. He was one of my favorite stage partners. Crazy talent and charm, amazing decency – all this was in abundance in him ”, – noted Alina Pokrovskaya, People’s Artist of the RSFSR.
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