The message reads, in part:
“Sergei Solovyov was an outstanding film director and an extremely talented person with an immense feeling of creative freedom. His deep and highly distinctive films have enriched the national film industry and have become inimitable symbols of our times.
Memory of that brilliant and extraordinary person and a real Master will be forever cherished by his family, friends, colleagues, pupils and everyone who admired his bountiful talent.”
Soviet/Russian film director Sergei Solovyov, winner of the USSR State Prize and the Lenin Komsomol Prize, holder of the Order for Services to the Fatherland, IV degree, and People’s Artist of the Russian Federation made over 20 films.
Sergei Solovyov died on December 13 in Moscow at the age of 77.