Honoured artist of Russia Vera Sonya died in St. Petersburg at the age of 91 years. 65-years old woman gave the stage their home Alexandrinsky theatre. She was repeatedly called a legend of this cultural institution.
“In the 92 year of life, 12 Nov died Vera Sonya, honored artist of the Russian Federation“, – said representatives of the theater.
Velyaminova was born in Leningrad, survived the blockade and also was later awarded the title of Chevalier of the order “For defense of Leningrad”, and in 2006 she was awarded the medal “For merits before Fatherland” II degree.
On the stage of Alexandrinsky theatre, the actress has performed more than eighty different roles. Date of farewell and funeral will be announced later.