Death of Galina Vishnevskaya

October 25, 1926 - December 11, 2012
Moscow, Russia | Age 86

Russian opera diva dies at 86
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VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — World-renowned Russian opera diva Galina Vishnevskaya, who with her husband defied the Soviet regime to give shelter to writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn and suffered exile from her homeland, has died at 86.

Moscow's Opera Center, which Vishnevskaya created, said the singer celebrated internationally for her rich soprano voice died Tuesday in the Russian capital. It didn't give the cause.

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