Yury Yakovlev

Yury Yakovlev (1928-2013), an extremely popular & talented Soviet & Russian actor, died today. Светлая память!*

Yury Yakovlev as Prince Myshkin
Yury Yakovlev as Prince Myshkin in Ivan Pyryev’s 1958 adaptation of The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

P.S. I advise you to watch one of the films where he starred – Kin-Dza-Dza [read the Plukanian language short vocabulary!] by Georgy Daneliya, 1986 (with English subtitles): Part 1 & Part 2.

*Svétlaya pámyat’ (literally: bright memory), i.e. blessed be his memory.