The message reads, in part:
“Stanislav Govorukhin, an outstanding film director and actor, a vivid, unconventional, strong-willed personality, has passed away. In both cinematography and his public activity, Mr Govorukhin worked with the utmost dedication, firmly upholding his creative and civic position. That earned him rightful and incontestable respect.
The loving memory of this wonderful man will forever be in our hearts.”
Film director, actor, National Artist of Russia, State Duma deputy, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Culture Stanislav Govorukhin died on June 14 at the age of 82.