Putin applauds Plisetskayamain
Reuters file photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin welcoming prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya before a performance at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on November 20, 2000. Plisetskaya died yesterday in Germany of a heart attack, at the age of 89. Putin expressed ‘deep condolences’ to her family.
Maya’s father was murdered in Stalin’s bloodlust of 1938; her mother was sent to Siberia.