A small selection of the paraphernalia of the Sacre of Napoleon, which took place in the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris exactly 209 years ago, on Dec. 2th, 1804.
On this night at the age of 85 died great Soviet actor Yuri Yakovlev. He played more than 100 roles in movie and theatre. This actor is known for everybody in Russia, he was equally great as sincere kind prince Myshkin or as powerful and wise Ivan the Terrible (in my opinion, the best portrayal of this figure ever).
For me Yuri Yakovlev is the most favorite actors since childhood. A lot of people who saw him in movie or theatre would agree to it.
Russian culture lost a lot this day.