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Vasily Lanovoi: "I see now in Ukraine another entry into a tailspin"

Vasily Lanovoi: "I see now in Ukraine another entry into a tailspin"On the eve of his 80 anniversary, the artist told us about peasant genes, horse racing, why Richelieu played for Zhigunov and what he thought about Ukraine’s distance from Russia

People's Artist of the USSR Vasily Lanovoy tomorrow will be 80 years old. The star of the Soviet and Russian cinema was born in the village of Strymba, Odessa region. He starred in 60 films, among which are “Scarlet Sails”, “Pavel Korchagin”, “War and Peace”, “Anna Karenina”, “Officers”, “Seventeen Moments of Spring”, “Days of Turbins”, “Petrovka, 38”, Ogareva-6, Brezhnev. One of the latest pictures, “Three Musketeers” by Sergey Zhigunov, was released on New Year's holidays.

- In this film you played so great Cardinal Richelieu that the film turned out more about him, and not about d'Artagnan. Your Richelieu is a statesman ...

- That's why I agreed to this role, that the cardinal is a tough statesman. It is close to me. Kings and queens were engaged in their personal affairs, and the state then paid for all this. My own Cardinal Richelieu is more concerned with France than Anna of Austria.

- You have played a huge number of officers: Anatole Kuragin, Dzerzhinsky, Vronsky, Andropov. But where did you get this officer's bearing and posture, you're the son of peasant parents from Ukraine? And where is the amazing physical shape for this age?

- I can not say exactly why I look like this and actively work at that age. But I put it on merit first of all not for myself, but for my parents. Obviously, this is a generic trait that helps me in 80 years to do exercises every day for 20 – 30 minutes. And every day I do exercises for voice training. Therefore, I teach, play, concert. The profession, of course, keeps in shape. We must constantly improve our spirituality, take interest in the life of our state, country, and culture.

It so happened that my parents completed several classes for two, but they surrounded me with people who sent me, made me not lazy, carried, one might say, in relation to me, public service (laughs). Instilled moral, spiritual and cultural things. It is a merit of my parents and friends, who for some reason have always been older than me. I entered the faculty of journalism at the university, because my friends advised: “Vasya, you need to graduate from the university, and then engage in acting. After all, parents could not give you a high educational level, you have to catch up ... ”As for riding in paintings and bearing, my grandfather taught me in childhood, in the village. He said: "Vasil, sit on a kobil, i if you go on your way with a naked asshole, so you will have to be a top actor."

- They say that you - the darling of destiny?

- Good luck really accompanied me. It is very nice. But I myself helped her, refused the same bad habits. I did not smoke because smoking sets my voice. In a smoky voice I could not fully express the feelings that need to be given out. It disciplines.

- Have you had any bouts of laziness typical of the Slavic nature, Ukrainian character?

- I do not think that laziness is peculiar to the Ukrainian character. It is holy to cope with the need of the duo of garneau-pratzuvati i - so they say, and it is a question of understanding that life is given once. You need to have time to do a lot, find out, help more people. And most importantly, engage in your favorite profession.

- You are a native of Ukraine, live in Russia. What do you think: is it far-sighted to pursue a distant policy with Ukraine in Ukraine?

- Not only short-sighted, but also stupid. I see you now have another entry into the tailspin. When the Soviet Union collapsed, the Americans decided to make maximum efforts so that Ukraine would never be with Russia. But Ukraine is one of the most powerful centers of Orthodoxy, which unites both Russia and Belarus. Orthodoxy is the main educator of patriotism. It's simple. America can undermine the unity of our peoples, it is pure politics. By the way, with regard to the European Union: I see another trend there - the desire of Europe to collapse. There are a lot of countries in debt. Strong powers - Germany, France - are already tired of serving small and economically undeveloped states: Greece, the Baltic countries, etc.

- I read that one of your iconic roles - Ivan Varavvy in the film “Officers” - you didn’t immediately agree. Why?

- Yes, because in the script the role for Zory Yumatov was perfectly written out, and mine was so-so. I did not really understand what to do there. But I was exactly told: you need to play the romanticism of a Russian officer. I read history, including the military history of the Russian state, and found out that the best, most educated people in Russia served, defended the Motherland. They were romantics. And I understood how my hero needs to differ from the character of Zory Yumatov. In general, I know the war firsthand. As a child, at the age of seven, I found myself on the territory occupied by the Germans - in the Odessa region. I belong to the generation of "children of war", who, as someone said, were more likely to grow up and quickly learn to distinguish truth from lies. This is in my blood, in my subconscious.

- Your heroes are always convinced people.

- Yes, it is important for me that the hero has his position. Be it Karl Wolf from “Seventeen Moments of Spring” or White Guard Lieutenant Mikhail Yarovoy, who was also convinced that Russia should not be torn apart. And our market time is idealized by a merchant, now commerce dominates everywhere. But consumerism is a terrible sin, it destroys the spirituality of mankind. Pavka Korchagin is, in fact, the saint of his time. Major French writer Andre Gide said about Korchagin: "This is the communist Jesus Christ."

- In China, and now they are filming the novel "How the Steel Was Hardened."

- And rightly so. We had three screen versions. I starred in the second. My hero did not think about himself. He sacrifices his life to others. Writer Nikolai Ostrovsky, having lost his health, continued to write "Born of the Storm", so he continued to give himself.

- Do you have any roles that you would like to embody?

- I played a lot. But at the age I want to play such roles where there are deep philosophical reflections. And I would like to play more in the classics. Especially looking at the current cinema, on the half-empty content of the series, which flooded the screens. I love classical poetry and prose. Even this role of Richelieu, albeit in an adventure novel, but in the genius work of Dumas - you can find the depth if you turn the theme correctly. I really want to play in such works, where there is a great moral idea, which, in my opinion, is the most necessary thing now for the full life of our peoples.
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  1. ZU-23
    ZU-23 16 January 2014 07: 53
    And here he turns out to be, where he is, for many long years of his life, and his mind still works with his grandfather.
    1. smel
      smel 16 January 2014 08: 15
      Health to him and many years ... And thanks to the author for the reminder of this date. And then only Sharon and Sharon
    2. ele1285
      ele1285 16 January 2014 08: 17
      Quote: ZU-23
      And here he turns out to be, where he is, for many long years of his life, and his mind still works with his grandfather.

      When my wife saw the monument to the film "Officers" on Krapotka, she burst into tears.
      Respecting and respect for Lanovoy. GENIUS actor. For his work from me (and all relatives) I bow to him to the ground.
      1. ZU-23
        ZU-23 16 January 2014 08: 50
        Yes, the good actors of those times, the true nature of the choice, it was clear that the person was so involved in a role that can not be distinguished from a living character, and now it is somehow more grimacing than transforming into a character.
        1. ele1285
          ele1285 16 January 2014 09: 06
          What do you mean "those times"? I will bring up my grandchildren on these cartoons / movies / films.

          Yes, and now there is. Bezrukov, for example, though I stopped respecting him when I came to Kadyr for a birthday with a pathosny speech. On the contrary, although I understand him, I need family, children and bablos. It’s only bad when everything is in the money rotated.
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    3. 123dv
      123dv 16 January 2014 09: 09
      It has long been observed that longevity often accompanies government people. To those who truly love their homeland. For this, the Motherland loves them.
      Once, in 1987, I was at a meeting between Lanovoy and the audience.
      Yalta, summer cinema Seagull, evening. Open stage, full hall of people.
      He is on stage, and a mountain of flowers, not a real mountain of flowers .......
      In the end, no one wanted to leave ....
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      2. ele1285
        ele1285 16 January 2014 09: 21
        Quote: 123dvHe is on stage, and a mountain of flowers, not a real mountain of flowers .......
        In the end, no one wanted to leave .... [/ quote

        I don’t know what your name is, I think that you will live no less than the Kaukaaz centenarians. It’s all right ... you have a life
      3. sledgehammer102
        sledgehammer102 16 January 2014 09: 26
        Quote: 123dv
        It has long been observed that longevity often accompanies government people. To those who truly love their homeland. For this, the Motherland loves them.

        All diseases are from nerves, but truly loving your country, you are safe from all-crawler syndrome and look at everything with optimism and desire to rest.
        1. Djozz
          Djozz 16 January 2014 10: 20
          Nope, syphilis from pleasure!
  2. svp67
    svp67 16 January 2014 07: 57
    Bravo!!!!!!! Great Artist !!!!! good love
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 16 January 2014 08: 15
      Quote: svp67
      Bravo!!!!!!! Great Artist !!!!!
  3. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 16 January 2014 07: 58
  4. nokki
    nokki 16 January 2014 07: 59
    A brilliant actor, a wonderful person! May God grant him health!
  5. Tatarus
    Tatarus 16 January 2014 08: 00
    We do not live up to such gray hair. Lifestyle, ecology, nutrition.
  6. T80UM1
    T80UM1 16 January 2014 08: 01
    Long life in my memory you will always remain a character from the movie "Officers"
    1. CALL.
      CALL. 16 January 2014 13: 30
      Quote: T80UM1
      You will always remain a character from the movie "Officers"

      My sister’s husband said that he decided to go to the officer’s school after watching this film. And tens of thousands of boys will say the same thing. It is still impossible to watch this film indifferently.
      There is such a profession - to defend the homeland !!!
      Mattress makers do not and never will have such a film.
  7. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 16 January 2014 08: 05
    We were brought up on these films. I join all the good wishes.
  8. Old_kapitan
    Old_kapitan 16 January 2014 08: 10
    May God grant good health to the great actor and great Man!
  9. albai
    albai 16 January 2014 08: 18
    May God grant him health, long life and happiness! He is truly an OFFICER! How many different generations of Soviet boys, including me, thanks to him and G. Yumatov became officers. Only on the example of such people and the heroes of their roles are brought up true patriots and defenders of the Fatherland. Bravo Vasily Semenovich, keep it up !!!!
  10. Sibiriya
    Sibiriya 16 January 2014 08: 38
    A wonderful actor, a wonderful person and a patriot with ANNIVERSARY.
  11. HAM
    HAM 16 January 2014 08: 43
    Happy Birthday, dear Vasily Semenovich, thanks to YOU, there are still REAL OFFICERS in Russia !!
  12. svskor80
    svskor80 16 January 2014 08: 49
    All the same, the Soviet acting school was on top and Lanova is one of its best representatives. Long life to him.
  13. Egoza
    16 January 2014 09: 12
    Health, longevity and new roles !!!
    A brilliant artist and a wonderful person !!!!
  14. Oleg Sobol
    Oleg Sobol 16 January 2014 09: 28
    I belong to the generation of “children of war” who, as someone said, were more likely to mature and learn to distinguish truth from lies more quickly. This is already in my blood, in the subconscious.

    These are the people who made up and still make up the backbone of RUSSIAN! Not national, namely the Spiritual and Mental!
    Long Life to You, Deeply Respected by Me and Many Dear Our Man!
  15. Des10
    Des10 16 January 2014 11: 25
    Thanks for the article, thanks to Lanov for being there.
  16. washi
    washi 16 January 2014 12: 12
    - I read that you did not immediately agree to one of your iconic roles - Ivan Varavva in the film "Officers".
    This is one of the few actors who have the PRINCIPLES, and not sold and sold for loot.
  17. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 16 January 2014 12: 18
    Well, the best illustration of what is happening in Ukraine now:
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 16 January 2014 12: 41
      Quote: Novel 1977
      Well, the best illustration of what is happening in Ukraine now:

      U - y - x, CLASS !!! good yes
      1. dropout
        dropout 16 January 2014 14: 01
        Quote: Corsair
        U - y - x, CLASS !!!

        Good health and creative longevity.

        And to the author of the video for Vysotsky's song "bravo" "encore".
    2. vasiliysxx
      vasiliysxx 16 January 2014 14: 51
      Really Class !!! Euromaidan Bermuda belay

      Long life to you Vasily Semenovich good
  18. fzr1000
    fzr1000 16 January 2014 14: 45
    Was at his performance in Vakhtangov before NG. I enjoyed it, albeit a difficult performance. Looks great (pah-pah), despite the difficult moments in his personal life. God grant health, and, of course, "Officers", "Ogareva, 6" and "Petrovka, 38" will forever be remembered in childhood.
  19. xan
    xan 16 January 2014 16: 22
    once on TV I watched his interview, he talked about the war, how in 41 German equipment was going through their village, and his grandfather said to him in Ukrainian with bitterness and undisguised annoyance: "Well, everything, Vasya, the end of the skals" and I was very sorry that my grandfather had not seen when our pearls went west.
  20. alone
    alone 16 January 2014 19: 47
    Great artist for more health and well-being.
  21. APASUS
    APASUS 16 January 2014 21: 50
    When the officers again become such that they were played by Lanova, then those better times will come!
  22. DMB-78
    DMB-78 16 January 2014 22: 41
    This OFFICER. Happy Birthday Vasily Semenovich hi