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A Quiet Farewell for Rimma Markova
On January 15 at 89 years of age the renowned Russian actress Rimma Markova passed away in Moscow. The actress had roles in more than 70 feature films, including such popular pictures as “The Pokrovsky Gate”, “Relatives” and “The Eternal Call”. For the younger generation of movie goers she is better known for her role as a witch in Timur Bekmambetov’s “Night Watch” and “Day Watch”.
Rimma Markova was born on March 3, 1925, and graduated from the studio of the Vologda Drama Theater. In the 1950s she served worked at the Lenkom theater in Moscow and then starting in the 1970s was an actress at the Theater of the Film Actor. The gained her first widespread recognition after starring in Alexei Saltykova’s 1967 film “Babe Tsarstvo”.
“The passing of Rimma Markova is a horrible loss. She is, without any overstatement, our true national pride. She was a true woman of the sort depicted on the Motherland Calls poster, she represented everything that was best in our country,” said director Svetlana Druzhinina, TASS reports.
The funeral for Rimma Markova will be held on Saturday, January 17, at the Nikolo-Arkhangelsky Cemetery in the Moscow region. Her daughter said that the memorial ceremony and burial would be a quiet affair, without the press – that’s what Rimma Markova wanted.
Russkiy Mir Foundation Information Service