Vladimir Putin laments Hvorostovsky’s deathmain
The Kremlin has issued this statement:
The president extends his deepest condolences to the relatives and friends and all admirers of talent of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who passed away today.
‘In general, we believe he is the heritage of both our domestic culture and global culture. This is a very grievous loss.’
Two months ago, Putin awarded the baritone an elevated state honour.