Legendary Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya dies at 89

Sputnik – Maya Plisetskaya, widely regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of her time, died Saturday from a heart attack, Rossiya-24 television reported citing Bolshoi Theatre director Vladimir Urin.

The 89-year-old Russian dancer passed away in Germany, according to the report.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to Maya Plisetskaya’s relatives and loved ones, as well as admirers of the ballerina’s talent.

Plisetskaya was born on November 20, 1925 in Moscow. At age 18, she joined the Bolshoi Ballet, soon becoming a leading soloist, and was later proclaimed Prima Ballerina Assoluta by the Soviet government.

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