Became Director of the theatre “Sovremennik” Galina Volchek. Died artistic Director of the Moscow theatre, who set the absolute record for stay in this position.
Galina Borisovna Volchek led the Sovremennik theater in 1972 after the departure of Oleg Efremov to the Moscow art theatre. At first, she was the chief Director of the theatre, and since 1989 artistic Director. For the duration of the continuous leadership of the Moscow theatre (47 years!) Galina Volchek has set a record that hardly anyone will surpass. For many years it was the only popular artist of the USSR in the theater and provided him with the powerful interest of the audience at different times – from stagnation to perestroika, the “dashing” 90s, when the theaters stopped to walk, and in a more comfortable “zero”. In the “contemporary” has always been the audience, and it is largely due to the completely brilliant company, among the stars where Valentin Gaft, Liya Akhedzhakova, Chulpan Khamatova, Sergey Garmash, Elena Yakovleva, and many other prominent artists.
In recent years, Galina has been sick, at the training camp of the troupe appeared in a wheelchair, many of the leadership responsibilities assumed Garmash and Khamatova. Her last theatrical performance carried out in 2015. But the General line of the theatre Volchek led firmly until the last days. In the hospital Galina Borisovna was taken in serious condition with bilateral pneumonia, which began a gradual failure of internal organs. Volchek is in a coma and it was clear that to defeat the disease will not happen.
Today, the actress and Director had complications on heart and kidneys. Developed acute cardio-vascular insufficiency, brain atrophy with encephalopathy. Then followed by swelling of the lower extremities, brain and lungs. Volchek died from multi-organ failure on 87-m to year of life.