Plisetskaya’s ashes ‘will be scattered across Russia’

Plisetskaya’s ashes ‘will be scattered across Russia’


norman lebrecht

May 03, 2015

But not quite yet.

There will be a funeral ceremony in Germany, followed by cremation.

Then the ashes of the great ballerina will be kept in the family until the death of her husband, Rodion Shchedrin, after which both will be distributed across the homeland.

File photo of Vladimir Putin clapping for prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow


  • Shulamit Maneev says:

    So, no ceremony in Russia?

  • esfir ross says:

    What homeland? They were citizen of Lithuania and lived in historical Trakai after collapse of USSR.

    • M2N2K says:

      A country where a person was born, raised, educated, and then worked for most of his/her adult life can certainly be called homeland.