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USSR's first Olympic champion passes away in Tbilisi

USSR's first Olympic champion passes away in Tbilisi

Mzia Dzhugeli has passed away at the age of 91 in Tbilisi. She was the first Olympic champion from Georgia. As a member of the USSR national team Mzia Dzhugeli won the team competition in …

Helmut Schmidt passes away

Helmut Schmidt passes away

According to the doctor of former Prime Minister Heiner Greten, former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt passed away today at the age of 97 at his home in Hamburg. …

Mikhail Lesin passes away

Mikhail Lesin passes away

The Russian statesman and the prominent leader of the domestic media industry Mikhail Lesin passed away today.  "Mikhail Lesin died of a heart attack,’’ RIA Novosti cites a representative of his family.  …

Hovhannes Zanazanyan passes away

Hovhannes Zanazanyan passes away

Famous football player Hovhannes Zanazanyan has passed away today at the age of 69, the press service of the Armenian Football Federation reports. The athlete died after a ...

Habil Aliyev passes away

Habil Aliyev passes away

Habil Aliyev has passed today at the age of 89. He was a world-renowned kamancha player, Azerbaijani People's Artist, and a holder of the Orders Istiglal and Shohrat. Habil Aliyev was connected ...

Mikhail Svetin passes away

Mikhail Svetin passes away

Famous actor Mikhail Svetin has dies today in the morning in Gatchina at the age of 85. "Actor Mikhail Svetin died today at about 6:45 am,’’ RIA Novosti cites a …

Mayor of Russian city dies in Turkey

Mayor of Russian city dies in Turkey

The Mayor of the Vishny Volochek city, Aleksey Pantyushkin has passed away at the age of 46 at one of the Turkish resorts, the town Municipal Administration reports.  The late was on vacations …

Sergey Artsibashev passes away

Sergey Artsibashev passes away

Today, artistic director of the Russian State Theatre on Pokrovka Sergey Artsibashev has passed away at the age of 63. ''Sergey Artsibashev died in Moscow at the age of 63

Las Vegas King Kirk Kerkorian dies

Las Vegas King Kirk Kerkorian dies

Kirk Kerkorian, an American billionaire nicknamed the King of Las Vegas for his enormous contribution to recreation and gambling, has died at the age of 98, Interfax reports. Kerkorian opened his first casino hotel in 1960. He