Russians mourn a popular Soviet composermain
Yevgeny Krylatov died yesterday at 86.
He scored more than 160 movies and cartoons, creating a number of children’s songs that became national classics, among them ‘A Song about Summer’ and ‘Deer in the Forest’.
His was an art of innocence.
President Putin called him a man of the highest inner culture and dignity. ‘A real master and creator, he devoted himself to music, generously gave people his talent and inspiration, won a truly nationwide love,’ said Putin.