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Mikhail Mishustin expressed deep condolences on the death of screenwriter, film director, People’s Artist of Russia Viktor Merezhko.

“Viktor Ivanovich Merezhko, an outstanding director, talented screenwriter and playwright, and a well-known TV presenter, has passed away. This is an irreparable loss for Russian culture, for relatives, friends and all of us.

Viktor Merezhko did a lot for the development of domestic cinematography. Thanks to him, bright films, television series, cartoons appeared on the screen, wonderful performances were staged. Realistic and deep, his works told about destinies, about life, raised exciting topics.

Viktor Ivanovich was a man of incredible energy, along with creativity, he did a lot of public work in the Union of Cinematographers and the Writers’ Union. He was one of the founders and the first president of the Nika Russian Academy of Cinematographic Arts, and the organizer of many film festivals.

Viktor Ivanovich Merezhko is no longer with us, but his unique work remains. There remains a bright memory of this extraordinary person, ”the telegram says, in particular.

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