A month after watching her youngest daughter, Nastya Ovechkina, walk down the aisle, Vera Glagoleva has died at the age of 61. According to a source close to the family, the Russian actress and director reportedly died due to cancer.
Glagoleva was Alex Ovechkin’s mother-in-law. Nastya Ovechkina confirmed the news in a heartfelt Instagram post.
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“Our dear, special, and singular… we have no words and no strength,” Ovechkina wrote. “you are here next to us and we feel… #forever”
Alex Ovechkin, noticeably upset, also posted a tribute on Instagram.
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“Our dear Vera Vitalievna… it’s impossible to believe and understand!” Ovechkin wrote. “We love you and we will always love you!!!”
Anna Nakhapetova, Vera Glagoleva’s oldest daughter, asked for privacy.
“We very much ask all media representatives during this tragic period of our life, to refrain from any comments and leave our family alone,” Anna Nakhapetova said. “If you really loved our mother, just pray for the newly-placed servant of God.”
Glagoleva’s second husband, Kirill Shubsky, said in an interview with DNI, “it happened … after a long illness, long.”
Glagoleva was born in 1956 in Moscow. She starred in her first film in 1975 after graduating high school. Entitled To the End of the World, the movie, directed by Rodion Nakhapetov, won a prize at the film festival in Ljubljana. Soon thereafter, Glagoleva and Nakhapetov began dating. A year later they married.
The couple had two children together: Anna Nakhapetova (on October 14, 1978) and Maria Nakhapetova (on June 26, 1980).
Glagoleva would act in several other movies directed by her husband including Enemies, Do Not Shoot White Swans, About You, Walking Next, and Umbrella For The Bride.
In 1983, Soviet Screen magazine recognized Glagoleva as the USSR’s best actress for her role in the melodrama To Marry The Captain.
In 1990, Glagoleva directed her first film, Broken Light, where she played the lead character. Glagoleva also shot the movies Order and Ferris Wheel. Glagoleva’s fourth film, a drama entitled One War, won more than a dozen film awards before even being released.
In 1991, Glagoleva and her first husband, Rodion Nakhapetov, divorced. Two years later, Glagoleva would have her third child, Nastya Shubskaya, with her second husband Kirill Shubsky. The wealthy Shubsky made millions in the shipbuilding industry, earning the nickname The Russian Onassis. He later became president of Soglasie Alians, which works in aerospace, weapons, oil, and construction.
In 2011, Glagoleva was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Russia. According to Wikipedia, the award is honorary and the highest title awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation, all outstanding in the performing arts, whose merits are exceptional in the sphere of the development of the performing arts (theatre, music, dance, circus, cinema, etc.).
The last picture Glagoleva shot was the film Two Women (2014) based on a play by Ivan Turgenev.
On July 8, Vera attended the wedding of her youngest daughter, Nastya, held in Moscow. Vera was seen dancing and smiling throughout the incredible two-day event without a care in the world.
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