Yampolskaya emphasized the need to separate a person’s creativity from his personality, citing the life path of a Georgian artist as an example of such a need.
“Vakhtang Kikabidze’s departure suggests how important it is to learn to separate the creativity of the individual, the past from the present, made with the participation of a large number of talented people who expressed themselves personally,” RIA Novosti quoted Yampolskaya as saying. . At the same time, the deputy stressed that the best of what Kikabidze played and sang has already become “our property”, which we are not going to refuse and we are not going to give to anyone.
“Georgia gave birth to Buba, and Russia created him. And we said goodbye to him a long time ago. The parting of love took place in 2008. Unlike the wise and just George Danelia, Vakhtang Kikabidze did not have enough wisdom and gratitude. ” , Said Yampolskaya, noting that, despite this, films with the participation of Kikabidze and songs performed by him will continue to be remembered in Russia.
“We love Mimino – and we will love. We sing” My years – my wealth “- and we will carry on. This is ours by right. We will not reject it, we will not give it away. And to all the departed who filmed, composed, played, a blessed memory ”,- summed up the deputy.
Kikabidze died at the age of 85. The funeral will take place in the cemetery of the Mtatsminda Pantheon.