Soviet actors who were imprisoned unjustly
• The Soviet actors who were imprisoned unjustly
During the period of mass political repressions in the USSR it was ruined many human lives. Especially bitter to realize that in the camps and prisons were the stars of the Soviet cinema.
The performer of leading roles in two films Isidore Ann's "Fifth Ocean" and "Elusive Yang" Eugene Garkusha during one of the Kremlin's methods publicly slapped Lavrenty Beria. The politician was on the face of the indecent proposal.
Eugene was arrested a few months after the incident. The actress was taken away from her daughter eighteen months under the pretext of a call to the theater. Garkusha subjected to numerous tortures, after which took the blame for the article "espionage." In the camp of the Magadan Region Eugene he committed suicide by taking a lethal dose of sleeping pills.
The People's Artist of the USSR Georgy Zhzhenov several times found himself under arrest. During the filming of "Komsomolsk" actor happened to be a companion to the American diplomat, for the familiarity with which he was charged with espionage. He was later convicted and sent to Norilsk. Despite the difficult circumstances, George went on for a long time to perform in the theater.
Beautiful Ed Urusova, best known for the film "The Casket of Maria de 'Medici, was also arrested several times. For the first time this has happened due to the failure to sign a denunciation of actor Alexander Demich. The second arrest took place right during her performance at the theater. The actress was exiled to Norilsk, where, together with George Zhzhenova staged performances. In the camps, Ed lost all their loved ones: parents, sister, her husband. However, this did not break Urusov she remained faithful to the last of their profession.
From prison and from scrip does not renounce, says a famous proverb. Because of the false accusations often suffer not only ordinary people but also the stars of the screen. So, the actress Maria Kapnist, accused of anti-Soviet agitation, spent 14 years in the camps. After her release, she was forced to make as it could: the actress for a long time worked as a janitor, then masseuse. Having overcome the trials of life, Kapnist reappeared in the frame in the images of his extravagant characters - countesses, gypsies, witches and charodeek.
Zoya Fyodorova was sentenced to 25 years in a labor camp for spreading enemy propaganda. However, after nine years, the authorities changed temper justice with mercy and completely removed from her charge. Zoe continued to appear in the top grossing Soviet films, including "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears" and "Wedding in Malinovka". A few years later, Fedorov shot in her own apartment. According to one version, the death of KGB officers involved.
of the Honored Artist of the RSFSR Peter Sonya, known for the film "Shadows at Noon", was arrested at the age of sixteen. He spent 10 years in prison, hitting behind bars because of what was allegedly a member of the anti-Soviet organization "Revival of Russia". It is noteworthy that in prison actor was convicted together with his father - a former tsarist officer. The camp Velyaminov Peter learned of the arrest of his mother, and then tried to commit suicide. Many years later the actor was rehabilitated and the charges shall be deemed invalid.
Charming Valentine Tokarskaya, the star of the Moscow music hall, was captured by the Germans in 1941. She had to go to the performances of German cities, where it is sometimes the audience were Russian prisoners of war. The Russian actress returned only in 1945, but at home she was arrested for aiding and abetting the enemy. Released Tokarskaya was only 8 years later that held in camps Vologda and Komi Republic ...