Euronews: Ukraine says final farewell to actor Bohdan Stupka

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July 25, 2012, 9:38 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Euronews

Bohdan Stupka, one of Ukraine’s best-known and best-loved actors, died on Sunday, July 22.
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President Viktor Yanukovich has cut short his holidays to pay a final tribute to Bohdan Stupka, one of Ukraine’s best-known and best-loved actors.

Political rivalries were put to one side as the country’s ex-leader Viktor Yushchenko also joined mourners at the Ivan Franko National Drama Theatre in Kyiv. A former culture minister, Stupka was artistic director at the theatre where his body was taken before burial on Tuesday, July 24. He died on Sunday, July 22, aged 70, after a long illness.

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