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27 Oct, 2008 13:07

Maestro Rostropovich’s monument revealed

A monument to the renowned Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich has been unveiled on his grave in Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery. The day marks 18 months since the maestro's death. The monument is a two-metre tall black-and-white marble cros

The ceremony was attended by his widow, opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya, his two daughters and Naina Yeltsina, the widow of Boris Yeltsin, whose grave is located nearby.

Rostropovich died shortly after his 80th birthday, on April 27, 2007. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest cellists of all time.