Yuri Lyubimov died in Moscow, Russia on 5 October 2014. He was 97. He was a Russian stage actor and director who founded the Taganka Theater in Moscow in 1964.
He directed and acted in more than a hundred productions and was known for his artistic style and bold stage experiments in the 1960s.
About Yuri Lyubimov
• He brought Vladimir Vysotsky to his theatre who became one of the Cultural icons of the Soviet period.
• He bought the Soviet underground classic, Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita to the Russian stage.
• He received first Prize of Theatrical Meetings in Warsaw II International Festival, Poland in 1980.
• He also received Grand Prix of the International Festival in Saloniki in 1999 and was honoured with Order of Merit to the Fatherland for his outstanding contribution to development of theatrical art and many years of creative activity.