According to Konchalovsky, Churikova was “the embodiment of the Russian soul.” “Her purity, patience and humility made her a truly unique phenomenon, as an artist, as a person and as a great Russian actress. That’s what we lost,” TASS quoted the cinematographer as saying.
“Inna Churikova is a great actress, which in itself is already a great loss for world theatrical and cinematographic art,” says Konchalovsky, in whose 1994 film “Ryaba Hen” Churikova played the main role.
Churikova passed away at the age of 80 after a long illness, having not recovered from an injury suffered during a fall last summer. Say goodbye to the people’s artist in Lenkom on Tuesday. The funeral will take place at the Troyekurovsky cemetery.