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Renounced Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died in London after the extended disease, TASS reports. Dmitri celebrated his 55th anniversary last year. Dmitri Hvorostovsky has suffered from the brain tumor since summer 2015. He had to cancel concerts and went through several courses of chemical therapy and even managed to return to the stage. At this, he had to cancel...

22.11.2017 Subject: European Russian Forum


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