“One of the last romantics”: cultural workers remember Alexei Batalov

“One of the last romantics”: cultural workers remember Alexei Batalov

Alexei Batalov died in Moscow on 89-m to year of life.


On Thursday morning died Alexei Batalov. In January 2017 he’s had an operation after a foot injury. In February, 88-year-old actor was diagnosed with complications after prosthetic treatment. The reaction of artists to the death of people’s artist of the USSR — TASS material.

People’s artist of USSR Alexey Batalov in his film roles was the embodiment of the Russian intelligentsia, his presence was very important to society. This opinion in an interview with TASS was expressed by the special representative of Russian President for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi.

“Care Batalova is a huge loss. It was an outstanding Soviet, Russian actor, absolutely wonderful, delicate, exquisite. In Soviet times, when the heroes triumphed brutal, he represented an incredible human delicacy and even fragility. Thus in the intellectual fragility was an absolute hardness, masculinity and high romanticism” — said Shvydkoi.

He also noted that the characters Batalov, from the film “the cranes are Flying” to the equally popular film “Moscow does not believe in tears” — “have always been a very high moral sense, moral qualities.” “His presence in our lives was very important. And the fact that it is not with us today, is a huge sorrow,” — said Shvydkoi.

“A man of great culture”

Actor Alexei Batalov was one of the last of the romantics, said the President of “Golden mask”, the actor Igor Kostolevsky.

“This is very sad news. Alexey Vladimirovich was probably one of the last romantics the last of the fantastic generation of Mat school, a man of great culture, a very big soul,” he said.

Kostolevsky told about the years of work with Batalov. “I had the opportunity to work with him on the radio, I’ll never forget: we were doing “Romeo and Juliet”, I played Mercutio. I was a young artist, I remember with what respect, what delicacy he treated me, and to all, he said. — It was a memorable time.”

“Today, few of these”

Alexei Batalov was a terrific actor, which is not often seen in contemporary cinema, said TASS Director, Chairman of the Duma Committee on culture Stanislav Govorukhin.

“He was an amazing artist. Today, few such” — said Govorukhin. The Director added that he had not had the opportunity to work with Batalov, but admired his talent.