Actress Inna Churkova Dies at 79

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The Moscow Times

Inna Churikova, one of the most celebrated and prolific actresses of the Soviet Union and Russia, died on Saturday at the age of 79. The cause of death was reported to be heart failure, although she had been in poor health for several months. Churikova was born in 1943 in what is now Bashkortostan, where she and her mother were evacuated during the war. Later they moved to Moscow where Churikova began to pursue a career on the stage at while still in grade school. By age 15 she was already performing in the youth studio of the Stanislavsky Theater. She was accepted at the prestigious Shchepkin…

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