Stanislav Govorukhin passes away

After a severe and long illness, film director, Russian State Duma deputy Stanislav Govorukhin died at the age of 83 at the Borvikha resort.

Vyacheslav Volodin, Speaker of the Lower House of the Russian State Duma, informed about his death, the BBC reports.

Stanislav Govorukhin is a prominent Soviet filmmaker, only Soviet because he had devoted himself entirely to politics over the past three decades. His latest film, which was widely discussed, was the “Voroshilov Shotgun” (1999). And Govorukhin’s “Meeting place cannot be changed” (1979) is considered by many experts and spectators as the best detective of the Soviet cinematography.

In total, the filmmaker shot 23 films, wrote 22 scenarios, including the most profitable battlefield of Soviet and Russian cinematography – “XX Century Pirates” which had 18 roles.