YEREVAN. - The President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, sent condolences to composer and People’s Artist of the ex-USSR, Rodion Shchedrin.
Sargsyan extended his condolences in connection with the passing of Shchedrin’s wife and one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century, ex-Soviet and Russian artist Maya Plisetskaya.
“The unique characters she played will forever remain in the recollection of the audience of all generations.
“Great is the pain of the loss, and we mourn with you,” the Armenian President’s message specifically runs.
Plisetskaya had died in Munich, Germany, on May 2 from a heart attack, and at the age of 89.