Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu also expressed his condolences on the death of Lanovoy.

“An outstanding master of theater and cinema, a legendary man, endlessly devoted to art, has passed away.

Until the very last days of his life, he went on stage, and it was a real holiday and a gift for all connoisseurs of his talent, "RIA Novosti quotes a message from the Ministry of Defense.

Earlier, the director of the Guild of Cinema Actors of Russia, Honored Worker of Culture Valeria Gushchina, commented in an interview with RT on the message about the death of People's Artist of the USSR Vasily Lanovoy.

Lanovoy died on 28 January at the age of 88.