Tributes

Aleksandr Shirvindt, film and theatre actor
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Aleksandra Pakhmutova, composer
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Aleksiy Leonov, cosmonaut
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Anatoly Karpov, world chess champion
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Andrei Dementiev, poet
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Artur Chilingarov, Polar explorer and politician, Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of the Russian Federation
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Berl Lazar, rabbi
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Dima Bilan, pop singer
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Evgeniy Primakov, Rissian Prime Minister, 1998-1999
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Galina Volchek, theatre director, Artistic Director of Sovremennik Theatre
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Ilya Glazunov, painter, People’s Artist of Russia, Rector of the St Petersburg Academy of Art
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Imkhan Aliev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
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Inna Churikova, film and theatre actress
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Irina Rodnina, 10-times world champion figure skater
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Konstantin Dziu, world boxing champion
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Larisa Dolina, pop singer
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Leo Bokeria, Chief Heart Surgeon of the Russian Ministry of Health
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Leonid Kuchma, ex-President of Ukraine
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Leonid Roshal, children’s doctor
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Lyudmila Zykina, Russian folk singer
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Mikhail Davydov, President of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
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Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the USSR Communist Party, 1985-1991, Head of State of the USSR, 1988-1991
I like Joseph Kobzon, both as a superb singer and a very good man. I have come to know him as an energetic and kind-hearted person, devoted to our country and people. Along with an amazing performing talent, God has given him a talent for communication, for friendship, a willingness to offer help to everybody who needs it. He is always where it is the hardest, where something new is being created. Joseph Kobzon is well-known and loved in our country and abroad but his popularity has failed to po... Detailed image: 

Nadezhda Babkina, Russian folk singer
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Nikas Safronov, painter
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Nikolai Baskov, Bolshoi Opera tenor and pop singer, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation
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Patriarch of Moscow and All Russias Aleksiy II
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Philippe Kirkorov, pop singer
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Polad Biul-Biul Ogly, Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan
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Roman Viktiuk, stage director, Artistic Director of Roman Viktiuk’s Theatre
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Ruslan Aushev, President of Ingushetia, 1993-2001, Hero of the Soviet Union
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Sergei Shoigu, politician, Russian Army general, Hero of Russia
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Slava Zaitsev, haute couture & theatrical costume designer
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Sophia Rotaru, pop singer
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Stanislav Govorukhin, Soviet and Russian film director
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Tair Salakhov, artist
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Tikhon Khrennikov, composer
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Valentin Gaft, film and theatre actor, People’s Artist of Russia
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Valentin Yudashkin, fashion designer, National Artist of Russia, member of the Russian Academy of Arts
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Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space
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Valery Gergiev, conductor, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre
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Valery Meladze, pop singer, Merited Artist of Russia, People’s Artist of Chechnya
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Viktor Chernomyrdin, Prime Minister of Russia, 1992-1998
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Vladimir Spivakov, musician
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Vladislav Tretyak, goalkeeper of the Soviet National Ice-Hockey Team, current President of the Ice-Hockey Federation of Russia
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Walter Zapashny, wild animal trainer, Merited Artist of Russia
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Yuri Bashmet, musician
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Yuri Grigorovich, People’s Artist of the USSR
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Yuri Luzhkov, Mayor of Moscow
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Zurab Sotkilava, Bolshoi Opera singer
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Zurab Tsereteli, sculptor
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